• 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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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.

 

Since its independence in 1956 Tunisia’s education system has undergone a series of reforms. Under former President Habib Bourguiba, the first leader of the Tunisian Republic, the first reforms were introduced to make education free and universal. As a result, the literacy rate rose significantly over the subsequent decades: from 15.3% in 1956...

 

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 were permanently settled in OECD countries....

 

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...