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CRC/C/BGD/4

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Budget allocation

339.The Government allocates highest budgetary resources in the education sector. There is an overall consistency in development budget (Annual Development Programme) in education, allocating more than 13% of the total budget since 1990. The total development budget allocations, as shown in Table below, for the sector increased from Taka 21,710 million in 200/02 to Taka 35,950 million in 2006-07, an increase by 65 percent within a period of 7 years. Of the total allocation under Education Sector, the share of primary and non-formal education sub-sector was nearly half until 2005-06, escalated to around two-thirds in fiscal 2007-08. Public expenditure in terms of share of GDP in Education sector is a little over 2.4 percent.

Table 7.4

Budget allocation under Annual Development Programme (ADP)

Taka in million

Year

Total development budget

Primary and mass education (part of education budget)

Education

2001/02

160 000

14 053 (8.8%)

21 710 (13.6%)

2002/03

171 000

14 466 (8.5%)

25 520 (14.9%)

2003/04

203 000

11 058 (5.5%)

27 110 (13.4%)

2004/05

220 000

15 957 (7.3%)

31 410 (14.3%)

2005/06

245 000

16 660 (6.8%)

32 970 (13.5%)

2006/07

260 000

19 920 (7.7%)

38 650 (14.9%)

2007/08

270 000

22 800 (8.4%)

35 950 (13.0%)

Source: Annual Budget for 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07; Finance Division, Ministry of Finance; (Exchange rate of 1 US$= Taka 70.0).

340.The focus of the Government’s deliberation is education of the child, which includes early child education, primary education and secondary education. Information available from BANBEIS provides the following distribution of public expenditure in the education sector.

Table 7.5

Distribution of government revenue budget

(as % of education sector budget)

Type of education

2000/01

2006/07

Primary

37.8

33.7

Secondary

23.7

23.4

College (general)

14.0

14.0

Madrashah

11.4

11.2

Technical

1.2

0.9

University

8.1

8.2

Teachers training

0.6

0.5

Cadet college

0.5

0.2

Others, administrative and departments

2.7

7.9

  Source: BANBEIS.

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