Megatrends and opportunities in education
For many years, the education sector has been poorly understood, captured as a subset of business services or the media sector. Education does however deserve more attention. It continues to be a major area of investment for governments around the world, with increasing opportunities for private sector operators.
Here, we focus on some of the key megatrends impacting the education sector globally and highlight some of the resulting opportunities. Our starting point is a recap of the objectives of educational reform. Cost containment and improvement of educational outcomes have been key factors shaping education trends in the developed world for a number of years, whilst in developing markets, policy makers are trying to determine how access to education services can be extended to a greater proportion of the population. Against this background ...