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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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Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, in terms of both its land mass and economy, and home to the majority of the country’s energy production and reserves. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped it diversify and yield steady non-oil revenues.

 

As the world’s nations and businesses become increasingly interconnected, so too does the flow of global migration. According to the OECD’s “International Migration Outlook 2018”, in 2017 some 258m people resided in a country other than the one they were born in and more than 5m foreign-born persons settled in OECD countries. The flow of...

 

Although priorities vary when it comes to economic development, the increasing need for skilled labour is both a cause of and a requirement for accelerated growth across markets. This demand for technical specialists is often most concentrated in the sectors that are vital to economic advancement, including infrastructure, oil and gas...

 

The education sector of Dubai is shaped by a population that was 3.2m in early 2019 and around 90% expatriate, making it multinational, multi-ethnic and multicultural. According to data from the 2017/18 academic year from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) – a local governing body with the remit to advance private education...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Dubai 2019

The education sector of Dubai is shaped by a population that was 3.2m in early 2019 and around 90% expatriate, making it multinational, multi-ethnic and multicultural. In the 2017/18 academic year, Dubai’s student body included 182 nationalities, with students from India comprising around 33.9% of the total, followed by those from the UAE (11.7%), Pakistan (8%), Egypt (5.5%) and the UK (4.7%),...

Near-term sentiment is on the rise among Dubai’s business leaders, with the IMF forecasting a healthy GDP growth rate of 4.2% in 2019 for the emirate. While not as exposed as some of its regional neighbours to the effects of fluctuating commodities prices in recent times, Dubai nevertheless stands to benefit from the knock-on effects of higher prices over the last year.