Demand for education is soaring. The number of higher education students around the world is projected to more than double to 262 million by 2025, and most of this growth will come from the emerging markets.
While the number of children out of school globally may have dropped sharply during the 1990s, it remains unacceptably high in some regions, especially for girls. Meanwhile, youth unemployment continues to grow globally, even as employers report difficulty in finding workers with the right skills.
IFC helps build capacity in private education in emerging markets to complement the offering of the public sector and to create more opportunities for children, youth, and working adults.
Our strategy in education focuses on two priority areas:
DEVELOP SKILLS AND ENHANCE EMPLOYABILITY:We support private education providers which have a particular emphasis on providing knowledge and skills that lead to employability ...LEARN MORE
INCREASE REACH AND IMPACT:We help private education providers expand to reach more students in middle and low-income groups and to promote higher quality of education ...LEARN MORE