• 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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After facing headwinds such as depressed international energy prices, and rising debt and fiscal imbalances, Trinidad and Tobago’s economic recession appears to be turning a corner, with GDP growth projected to climb to 0.3% in 2017 and 3.4% in 2018. As one of the largest and most diversified economies in the English-speaking Caribbean, the country is beginning to benefit from the new administration’s process of fiscal adjustment and economic diversification, spurred on by an ambitious public works pipeline.

Efforts to increase Jordan’s digital literacy rates against a backdrop of changing demographics and skills gaps in the labour market are beginning to yield results.

 

As Colombia’s government implements various measures to help drive the acceleration of development across all economic sectors, education remains an important area of policy execution.

Chapter | Education from The Report: Colombia 2017

Despite fiscal restraints, the government’s budget for education has stayed at consistent levels. However, with coverage expansion at all levels of education remaining a high priority, expenditure efficiency will be of the utmost importance. By strengthening financing mechanisms and access to early education, with a focus on rural areas and those most affected by the country’s civil conflict,...

 

To what extent is there a need to amend the University Law to guarantee higher quality standards within Peruvian universities?

 

After nearly two decades of sustained economic growth and stability, Peru’s economy continues to expand. Economic diversification and the introduction of more technology-intensive production processes are now key to enable the country to sustain the growth rates it was able to achieve during its commodity-led boom and avoid what economists...