Educational expenditure by Nature
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These data describes what resources and services education funding is spent on, by type of institution (public, independent private and government-dependent private), without regard to sources of funds (i.e. whether funds come from public, private or international sources).
The nature of expenditure distinguishes between two main categories: current and capital expenditure. Current expenditure are further disaggregated in compensation of staff and other current expenditure.
Values are expressed in both local currencies and USD-equivalent, converted using PPP conversion factors. Figures in constant prices and constant PPP are recommended for time series analyses.

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2015

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16-09-2021

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More information on the definitions, methodology, sources of data and notes specific for each country are available in:

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Yearly/Financial year

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2012-2018 financial year (2012-2019 for Costa Rica)

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CURRENCIES
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National

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Both public and private institutions. The classification between public and private institution is made according to whether a public agency or a private entity has the ultimate control over the institution. For private institutions, the distinction between government-dependent and independent refers only to the degree of a private institution's dependence on funding from government sources: a government-dependent private institution receives 50% or more of its core funding from government agencies or one whose teaching personnel are paid by government agency. An independent private institution is one that receives less than 50% of its core funding from government agencies and whose teaching personnel are not paid by a government agency.

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Data cover both current and capital expenditure. Current expenditure is defined as expenditure on goods and services consumed within the current year, and is further broken down into expenditure on compensation of personnel and expenditure on other resources. Capital expenditure is expenditure on assets that last longer than one year. It includes spending on construction, renovation and major repair of buildings and expenditure on new or replacement equipment.
The total funds received by educational institutions from all sources may not be precisely equal to total expenditure in the reference period. This is because the institutions have either added to or reduced their fund balances during the period in question.

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Data were originally provided in local currencies. Values in USD-equivalent have been obtained using PPP conversion factors. Values are also expressed in both current prices and constant prices, using 2015 as reference year. Values of PPP conversion factors and deflators are included in the dataset "Reference Statistics for Finance indicators". Figures in constant prices and constant PPP are recommended for time series analyses.

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Educational expenditure by NatureAbstract

These data describes what resources and services education funding is spent on, by type of institution (public, independent private and government-dependent private), without regard to sources of funds (i.e. whether funds come from public, private or international sources).
The nature of expenditure distinguishes between two main categories: current and capital expenditure. Current expenditure are further disaggregated in compensation of staff and other current expenditure.
Values are expressed in both local currencies and USD-equivalent, converted using PPP conversion factors. Figures in constant prices and constant PPP are recommended for time series analyses.

Data source(s) used

Data on expenditure on education and students adjusted to the financial year are collected through the UOE data collection: a joint collection of education data by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat.

Education at a Glancehttp://www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance/
Source Periodicity

Yearly

Unit of measure usedCURRENCIESPower codeMillionsPeriodicity

Yearly/Financial year

Reference period

2012-2018 financial year (2012-2019 for Costa Rica)

Base period

2015

Date last updated

16-09-2021

Contact person

GiovanniMaria.Semeraro@oecd.org, or click:

Giovanni Semeraromailto:GiovanniMaria.Semeraro@oecd.org
Other data characteristics

More information on the definitions, methodology, sources of data and notes specific for each country are available in:

Education at a Glance 2021 - Annex 3https://www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance/EAG2021_Annex3_ChapterC.pdf
Geographic coverage

National

Institutional coverage

Both public and private institutions. The classification between public and private institution is made according to whether a public agency or a private entity has the ultimate control over the institution. For private institutions, the distinction between government-dependent and independent refers only to the degree of a private institution's dependence on funding from government sources: a government-dependent private institution receives 50% or more of its core funding from government agencies or one whose teaching personnel are paid by government agency. An independent private institution is one that receives less than 50% of its core funding from government agencies and whose teaching personnel are not paid by a government agency.

Item coverage

Data cover both current and capital expenditure. Current expenditure is defined as expenditure on goods and services consumed within the current year, and is further broken down into expenditure on compensation of personnel and expenditure on other resources. Capital expenditure is expenditure on assets that last longer than one year. It includes spending on construction, renovation and major repair of buildings and expenditure on new or replacement equipment.
The total funds received by educational institutions from all sources may not be precisely equal to total expenditure in the reference period. This is because the institutions have either added to or reduced their fund balances during the period in question.

Key statistical concept

Key statistical concepts, definitions and methodologies underlying the indicators are available in:

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statisticshttps://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en
Classification(s) used

Detailed presentation and explanation of ISCED 2011 classification is available in:

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statisticshttps://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en
Transformations

Data were originally provided in local currencies. Values in USD-equivalent have been obtained using PPP conversion factors. Values are also expressed in both current prices and constant prices, using 2015 as reference year. Values of PPP conversion factors and deflators are included in the dataset "Reference Statistics for Finance indicators". Figures in constant prices and constant PPP are recommended for time series analyses.

Recommended uses and limitations

... are included in:

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statisticshttps://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en
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