Table 1: Public expenditure (% GDP) in South Asian countries.

YearsSri LankaIndiaPakistanBangladesh

199028.717.325.912.4
199529.614.123.014.4
200025.015.518.914.5
200223.816.818.614.9
200422.615.816.414.8
200624.214.118.714.7
200723.215.119.314.3

Source: Key indicators of Asia and Pacific; Asian Development Bank 2008.