• 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 & Health from The Report: Peru 2019

Efforts to reform the education sector, boost teacher salaries, provide qualitative assessment and coordinate national education policy are areas being targeted by the government, while the skills mismatch between graduates and the private sector, the urban-rural gap, and underperforming private primary and secondary schools highlight other areas that require attention. Local authorities and...

Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.

 

Strong upward demographic pressure and a high number of new entrants to Egypt’s education system have generated growing demand for facilities. However, strain on the public system has led to challenges in producing internationally competitive graduates. In an effort to improve the quality of its human capital, the government has begun to...

 

Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are increasing 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...

 

In January 2018 the Egyptian government approved a universal health insurance (UHI) law to reform its fragmented health care system. The incumbent social health insurance programme, offered through the Health Insurance Organisation, applies only to specified population groups. Those excluded, such as dependants and unemployed persons, are...

 

Though the Egyptian health care system is characterised by a pluralistic mix of public facilities, it has been strained by rapid population growth and relatively low levels of funding. Consequently, most Egyptians opt for private facilities, fuelling high levels of out-of-pocket expenditure and increasing desire for private insurance.