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Demand for education is soaring. The number of higher education students is projected to more than double by 2025. 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.
“Some people feel frustrated that they do not know what things will look like in five years, but I love it."
Jesus Lanza is CEO of Lottus Education, a major higher education provider in Mexico. In this interview, he talks about how the market is evolving, the collaboration with IFC’s Digital for Tertiary Education Program (D4TEP) to improve the university’s digital strategy, and Lottus’ increased focus on student employability.
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The impact of IFC clients in Health and Education in 2019:
- 5.5 MILLIONSTUDENTS EDUCATED
- 314.8ThousandJOBS SUPPORTED
- 185ThousandJOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED
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