• 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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Indonesia is potentially entering a demographic sweet spot, as around half of its population is currently under the age of 30. With this in mind, President Joko Widodo, better known as President Jokowi, has repeatedly stressed the need for the country to overhaul its education system in order to prepare the future workforce to compete in an information-, technology- and...

Human capital development is at the forefront of the second-term agenda of President Joko Widodo, better known as President Jokowi, as he attempts to build a future-ready workforce prepared to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which is characterised by the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. In 2018...

 

Which roadblocks do entrepreneurs face in ASEAN economies, and where are there opportunities?

Chapter | Education & Human Capital from The Report: Indonesia 2020

As around half of Indonesia’s population is currently under the age of 30, President Joko Widodo, better known as President Jokowi, has repeatedly stressed the need for the country to overhaul its education system in order to prepare the future workforce to compete in an information-, technology- and creativity-driven global marketplace. While currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Indonesia is the world’s 16th-largest economy and presents an enticing opportunity for investors, with ongoing reform efforts and attractive demographics. Meanwhile, a booming start-up ecosystem signals the country’s rising consumer power and regional influence. While headwinds are expected to follow Covid-19, Indonesia’s strong foundations will help maintain momentum in the medium to long term.

 

Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to...

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