• 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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Strong upward demographic pressure and a high number of new entrants to Egypt’s education system have generated growing demand for facilities. However, strain on the public system has led to challenges in producing internationally competitive graduates. In an effort to improve the quality of its human capital, the government has begun to...

 

In an era marked by profound technological disruption and intense global competition in new frontier industries, emerging markets are striving to improve and adapt their education systems to meet the demands of the modern economy and the needs of their citizens. As such, innovative solutions are being developed to address barriers within...

 

Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are increasing demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not just smart devices that remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that helps to deliver health services. These initiatives are happening...

 

In January 2018 the Egyptian government approved a universal health insurance (UHI) law to reform its fragmented health care system. The incumbent social health insurance programme, offered through the Health Insurance Organisation, applies only to specified population groups. Those excluded, such as dependants and unemployed persons, are...

 

Though the Egyptian health care system is characterised by a pluralistic mix of public facilities, it has been strained by rapid population growth and relatively low levels of funding. Consequently, most Egyptians opt for private facilities, fuelling high levels of out-of-pocket expenditure and increasing desire for private insurance.

 

What role can private sector investment play in meeting higher education demand in Egypt?