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Data source: Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

Geographic coverage: Germany

Unit of measurement: Percentage

Note: 2017 to 2020 preliminary data.

The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodical explanations for the indicator - the so-called global metadata.

Here, national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata are presented. Please find further methodical and country-specific information in the related national metadata.

Time series available
  • Government expenditure on education
  • Government expenditure on health
  • Government expenditure on social protection
Comparability with the global metadata

The time series “Government expenditure on education” is compliant with the global metadata. Global metadata are not yet available for the time series “Government expenditure on health” and “Government expenditure on social protection”.

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This tab provides relevant information on the SDG indicators - such as the political target, the primary responsible organisation (custodian agency) and a link to the global metadata. The global metadata is provided by the Uited Nations Statistics Division.


Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions

Indicator name

Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)

Tier category

Tier II

Custodian agency

Under discussion among agencies (International Labour Organization (ILO), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UNESCO-UIS), World Health Organization (WHO))

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