• 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 which ways are Riyadh’s mega-projects set to increase the city’s commercial activities?

While Saudi Arabia’s deep reserves have helped it mitigate the negative effects of the recent lowoil-price environment, the link between fiscal performance and global energy prices has long been acknowledged as a challenge to stability. Ramping up private sector investment, both local and foreign, is therefore a key pillar of the Kingdom’s Vision...

 

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s declaration that 2019 would be the year of education followed the government’s announcement in 2018 of a major education overhaul programme. The year 2019 thus saw a number of initiatives put in place, most of which were aimed at increasing uptake of technology in classrooms and ultimately creating a dramatic...

 

In 2019 the government announced its Education 2.0 (EDU 2.0) initiative, a ambitious educational reform programme aimed at shifting the emphasis from memorisation and test taking to applied learning, and incorporating the use of technology. Investment for this transformation will come from both the government and international organisations,...

 

Health care in Egypt recently embarked on a transformation that will last over a decade. A national health insurance plan offering universal coverage that has been planned for several years is now being implemented, promising widespread change to the nation’s administration of care. Challenges remain, however, namely difficulties in accessing...

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