• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Articles & Analysis | Time to take cover: State and private insurance could reduce out-of-pocket expenditure from The Report: Egypt 2014

The population of Egypt has tripled in the last 50 years, from 31m in 1964 to around 90m in 2014. This demographic pressure is just one of the challenges faced by a fragmented health care system, which still adheres to a free access approach in some sectors, despite Egypt having one of the MENA region’s highest proportions of out-of-pocket (OOP)...

Interviews & Viewpoints | A vital role: OBG talks to Hamed Sherif, Chairman, Misr International Hospital from The Report: Egypt 2014

What role does the private sector play in the provision of health care in Egypt?

Interviews & Viewpoints | Full plate: OBG talks to Mahmoud Abo El Nasr, Minister of Education from The Report: Egypt 2014

What are the first steps for rolling out the government’s education strategy for the 2014-30 period?

Articles & Analysis | Learning the hard way: A lack of prioritisation has left its mark on the system from The Report: Egypt 2014

A third of a million students graduated from Egyptian universities in the summer of 2014, products of the largest education sector in the MENA region. Most of them began their higher education courses in the autumn of 2010, and during their four years at university they have seen Egypt undergo a tumultuous period. The education system now faces many...

Articles & Analysis | Pressure point: A rapidly rising population is placing strain on the system from The Report: Egypt 2014

The largest country in the Arab world, Egypt has wellestablished medical facilities. However, the health sector faces significant challenges in caring for a rapidly growing population using a system beset by structural weaknesses, against a backdrop of political upheaval and economic insecurity. With public funds limited, an increasing role for the...

Articles & Analysis | Moving on up: Plans to widen access to higher education have been announced from The Report: South Africa 2014

In January 2014 South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) published a “White Paper for Post-School Education and Training”, detailing its strategy to improve the quality of the country’s 50 technical and vocational education and training colleges (TVETs) and build a network of community colleges geared to those who either...