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    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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Sri Lanka’s progress with free trade agreements, finance reforms, and growth strategies for manufacturing and ICT should encourage increased foreign direct investment. Sri Lanka was named the top travel destination for 2019, and the government’s 2025 development strategy aims to increase public-private partnerships, nurture innovation and increase investment in special economic zones.

 

Billions of dirhams are being spent each year on education in Abu Dhabi by the emirate’s leaders, investors and families, with the aim of equipping new generations with the skills necessary to lead the transformation of the public and private sectors, and drive the development of a knowledge-based economy. Standards in schools and universities...

 

The tertiary education landscape in Abu Dhabi is characterised by a small number of private providers competing with several well-established public institutions. While the majority of pupils at independent schools are expatriates, at the university level the bulk of students (73% in 2015/16) are citizens, according to Statistics Centre - Abu...

 

What is being done to strengthen English language tuition in schools, and how is the new Arabic curriculum being shaped?

 

Although Abu Dhabi may have faced the twin headwinds of lower oil and gas prices and reduced international trade in recent years, funding for education has remained a key priority for the UAE’s federal government. In November 2018 the UAE Cabinet approved a balanced federal budget of Dh60.3bn ($16.4bn) for 2019. This represents a 17.3%...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019

Billions of dirhams are being spent each year on education in Abu Dhabi by the emirate’s leaders, investors and families, with the aim of equipping new generations with the skills necessary to lead the transformation of the public and private sectors, and drive the development of a knowledge-based economy. Standards in schools and universities are closely monitored to ensure a quality learning...