IFC's Priorities in Education

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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.

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.

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