This map layer compares the number of military personnel for 2017 (soldiers, paramilitary and reservists) with the number of lower and upper level secondary school teachers for 2017 of all available countries, classified in five categories.

Example of how to read the map:

In 2017, the Government of Ghana employed 0.05 soldiers, paramilitaries and reservists per teacher.


  • IISS - International Institute for Strategic Studies

    In its annual Military Balance, the IISS publishes data on military personnel. The international institute provides research-based policy advice and deals with military and strategic questions. In the annual Military Balance, it provides information on the number of soldiers, weapons, population and GDP of up to 171 countries. A detailed list can be found of a respective country’s weapons and soldiers (including recruits and paramilitaries). The IISS also assesses the military capacities and arms economies.

  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

    UNESCO supports science, education, communication and culture. Global expenditures on education are published by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in an annual study. The data are based on official documents of the national governments and ministries (mostly ministries of finance and education). The data set shows all teachers who teach full- or part-time in lower and upper level secondary school.


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