• 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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Since the drop in commodity prices in 2014, Colombia’s economy has been recovering and is set to expand in 2019 and 2020. In May 2018 Colombia was invited to become the 37th member of the OECD, a positive development that should increase the country’s international political and economic prominence in the coming decades. However, challenges to ensuring Colombia’s continued economic progress remain.

 

Peru’s health sector significantly improved over the last decade as officials worked to expand health care infrastructure, lower barriers to access and modernise public sector institutions. President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo’s government aims to further advance progress through an increase in health spending that officials hope will fill...

 

How would you characterise the main challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry in Peru?

 

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...

 

Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are stoking demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not just smart devices that remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that helps to deliver health services. These initiatives are happening...

 

As the country gears up to celebrate its 200th year of independence from Spain in 2021, Peru finds itself in a position to focus more of its resources on education. This is a welcome opportunity as the country has yet to exceed its regional peers in terms of educational access and outcomes. There are encouraging signs that the necessary...