Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience.
Articles & Analysis | Moves to develop private education offer new opportunities for investors in Saudi Arabia from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020
Spurred on by the government’s efforts to increase the involvement of private players in the sector and a 2018 regulatory amendment allowing 100% foreign ownership of schools, universities and colleges, education is one of the largest recipients of foreign investment in Saudi Arabia. Opportunities continue to emerge in the general, vocational...
Interviews & Viewpoints | Ibraheem Almuaqel, Rector, Saudi Electronic University: Interview from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020
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Articles & Analysis | Educational reforms to improve teaching quality in Saudi Arabia from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020
Education has long been a key sector in Saudi Arabia and a major recipient of government funding. Recently, focus has shifted to boosting the efficiency and quality of services, while also integrating technology in order to achieve the government’s ambitious goals for the sector as part of Saudi Vision 2030, the country’s economic...
Saudi Arabia’s decision to weaken the link between hydrocarbons and economic growth, and pursue a policy of diversification has seen a wide range of projects come to fruition in the last several years. While at present the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in oil prices are causing significant short-term uncertainty, the reforms that have been put in place in recent years should stand the Kingdom in good stead over the longer term.