• Education

    OBG reports on the increasing emphasis placed by developing countries on education, in particular privatisation programmes and incentives for international private education investment. Details include number of schools and universities, enrolment and literacy rates, government expenditure and targets.
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At a time when a number of major Latin American economies, including Brazil and Venezuela, are heading toward recession, Mexico’s economy stands out in the region for its resilience. Projections for 2017 are couched in more uncertainty than is usual, however, in light of the lack of clarity over and the potential impact of policy changes in the US during the first year in office for US President Donald Trump. 

Le gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire cherche à améliorer les perspectives d’emploi des jeunes grâce à de nouveaux programmes de formation professionnelle, d’insertion par les stages et de développement de l’enseignement supérieur.

 

One of the oldest sectors in the local economy, Egypt’s well-established pharmaceuticals industry dates back to 1939. Today 154 factories manufacture products to meet 93% of the demand of the nation’s large and growing population, according to Osama Rostom, commercial director and member of the board of the Egyptian International...

 

The government’s emphasis on economy-stimulating construction projects has increased the demand for skilled construction labour across the country. This, coupled with the persistently high youth unemployment rate – 42% as of 2014 according to the World Bank – has put the spotlight on technical and vocational education and training (TVET)...

 

Overhauling the education system has remained on the Egyptian government’s long priority list following the 2011 revolution, and for good reason. In 2015, 33% of the 92m-strong population were under the age of 15, according to the World Bank. The Strategic Plan for Pre-University Education Reform 2014-30 published by the Ministry of Education...

 

Continued efforts to address the health care needs of its large and growing population has resulted in varied opportunities for development of Egypt’s health care space, particularly in the form of private sector investment. While the country has continued to see some positive steps, especially in the arena of primary care access and infant...