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

The move towards digitalisation and ongoing efforts to close the gap between urban and rural access to education could provide greater opportunities for Mexican youths. As part of the Fourth Transformation (4T), President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) redesigned the education reform that was introduced by the previous administration. Consequently, significant changes are...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Mexico 2019

The move towards digitalisation and ongoing efforts to close the gap between urban and rural access to education could provide greater opportunities for Mexican youths. As part of the Fourth Transformation, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) redesigned the education reform that was introduced by the previous administration. Consequently, significant changes are expected to be...

In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.

Efforts to improve public governance are gradually bolstering confidence in Papua New Guinea’s economy, despite national performance being heavily dependent on the extractive industries. Backed by macroeconomic development plans, Prime Minister James Marape’s administration is seeking to improve debt management, reduce foreign exchange imbalances, widen access to social services and provide greater employment opportunities.

 

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 remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that assists in the delivery of health services. While these initiatives...