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Government Spending on Education in the Philippines

Requested from PIDS by D. Mendoza at 06:21 AM on Nov 23, 2021.
Purpose: Bachelor's Thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1970 - 01/01/2020
Tracking no: #PIDS-074890869906

Mendoza 06:21 AM, Nov 23, 2021

Hi! I would like to request for information regarding the government spending on education in the Philippines from the year 1970 to 2020.

Thank you!

December 4, 2021

Dear Ms. Mendoza,


Thank you for your request dated November 23 and 25, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for data on the following topics:
•	Annual government/public spending on education in the Philippines (1970-2020).

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data set you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Department of Budget and Management ( to request the data set that you need. While waiting for their response, you may want to check their Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing publications (

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publication materials that are related to the data set that you are requesting:
•	PN 2021-05: We Need to Invest More in Learners, Learners, Learners! (
•	RPS 2021-05: The 4th Philippine Graduate Tracer Study: Examining Higher Education as a Pathway to Employment, Citizenship, and Life Satisfaction from the Learner's Perspective (
•	PN 2015-08: How Has Basic Education in the Philippines Fared and What Else Needs to Be Done? (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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Thank you.

Novie Salcedo
FOI Officer

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