• 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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Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are stoking demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not only smart devices that monitor and transmit biometric data, but any technologies that support care delivery. While these initiatives are happening globally, there are...

 

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

 

With the country importing around 85% of its pharmaceuticals, what areas do you identify as most in need of investment moving forwards?

 

The Sri Lankan government has made a concerted effort to develop the education sector in recent years, seeing this as fundamental to its overall push to become an upper-middle-income country.

 

Sri Lanka’s free, universal public health care system dates back to the 1930s. While the system is rooted in urban centres, public service provision has long since expanded into rural areas and is available island-wide, though concerns persist about the relative quality of these services beyond the major towns and cities.

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Sri Lanka 2019

Sri Lanka’s free, universal public health care system dates back to the 1930s. While the system is rooted in urban centres, public service provision has long since expanded into rural areas and is available island-wide, though concerns persist about the relative quality of these services beyond the major towns and cities. The Sri Lankan government has made a concerted effort to develop the...