• 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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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 reconcile the demands of the modern economy and the needs of citizens. As such, innovative solutions are being developed to address barriers within...

 

In a world where statistics, big data, artificial intelligence and the like are driving business outcomes, one corporate department across industries stands out for its relative lack of analytics use: human resources (HR). Indeed, a 2015 report by the Harvard Business Review indicated that managers across other business areas believe...

 

In what ways have the main weaknesses of Colombia’s education sector been improved?

 

With the second-largest population in South America after Brazil, Colombia’s responsibility to educate its population is of regional significance. In a bid to maintain competitiveness in the global economy, as well as close the sizeable access and attainment gap between rural and urban areas, the government has set ambitious targets and...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Colombia 2019

Colombia’s education sector has a number of hurdles to overcome before it can reach its objective to permanently boost outcomes. First and foremost, the government’s obligation to provide extra funding for the sector will need to remain sustained and highly targeted, to increase participation rates and close the divide between rural and urban areas. In addition, it is important for higher...

Since the drop in commodity prices in 2014, Colombia’s economy has been recovering and is set to expand in 2019 and 2020. In May 2018 Colombia was invited to become the 37th member of the OECD, a positive development that should increase the country’s international political and economic prominence in the coming decades. However, challenges to ensuring Colombia’s continued economic progress remain.