• 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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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...

 

In recent decades, the pharmaceutical market has expanded its geographical reach. This trend appears to be here to stay; in a survey of major pharmaceutical firms conducted by global consulting firm PwC’s Strategy& team, more than half of respondents anticipated that over 30% of their global sales would originate in emerging markets by...

 

In a show of commitment to the well-being of citizens, the government allocated TT$6.03bn ($894.4m) to the health sector in the FY 2018 budget, placing it in the top-three publicly funded areas of the economy behind education and national security. While this figure represents a decline from FY 2017, when the allocation was TT$6.25bn ($927m),...

 

What has been the impact of the changes introduced in 2017 under the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme?

 

The human capital requirements of globalisation and the information age are placing great demands on economic and educational structures in Trinidad and Tobago. The government therefore confirmed its commitment to developing a knowledge-based economy with a TT$7.3bn ($1.1bn) allocation for education and training in the FY 2018 budget, which...

Chapter | Health and Education from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2018

In a show of commitment to the well-being of citizens, the government allocated TT$6.03bn ($894.4m) to the health sector in the FY 2018 budget, placing it in the top-three publicly funded areas of the economy behind education and national security. While this figure represents a decline from FY 2017, when the allocation was TT$6.25bn ($927m), health funding has risen since 2010. Meanwhile, the...