Country Briefs

Country Briefs

Offering a demographic and economic overview of a given country, the briefs feature current data, local market intelligence and forecasts to support market evaluation. In addition to an overview of the national media scene which helps marketers better understand media opportunities, an examination of a country’s education system and key issues affecting the sector is also provided. The latest statistics and competitive market intelligence will help higher education providers identify possibilities and opportunities.

  • With a fast growing demand for higher education and an ailing public higher education sector at home, Nepal is set to remain one of the significant sources of international students among Least Developed Countries. Education reforms are underway in the wake of a new Constitution, yet have been hampered by political tensions and substantial cross-sectoral damage as a result of the 2015 earthquakes...
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  • The IMF and World Bank predict that Nigeria will come out of recession in 2017 as oil prices continue to recover, though challenges remain in terms of inflation, currency weakness and the sheer size of the budget deficit. Other difficulties such as poverty, inequity, corruption and security, as well as the humanitarian crisis in the north, present ongoing challenges, and the country’s prospects...
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  • Having undergone rapid development from a low base, Oman now faces the challenge of ensuring continued economic growth in the face of falling global oil prices. As such, economic diversification and training the young population to take on roles in the fledgling private sector are key government priorities. With challenges in quality provision, unfilled university places and a skills mismatch...
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  • Reforms are underway to stabilise Pakistan’s economy and create conditions for meaningful growth and job creation. China’s 2015 announcement of a US$46 billion fund for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan as part of a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will substantially address the country’s infrastructure deficit. The large investment in infrastructure will also lead to job...
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  • The Philippines is a rapidly developing economy with a young population with an appetite for higher education, though it shows great regional and income disparities which are reflected in educational outcomes and opportunities. Growth is expected to be a steady 6-7 per cent per year in the coming years, though risks remain in the global economy, particularly in terms of slower growth in export...
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  • Tremendous growth over the past decades has seen Poland develop from a state-controlled to a free market economy, which has survived the worst of the economic crisis in the Eurozone on the back of its strong exports. However, Poland is facing challenges to its robust economic growth with a global context of weak emerging economies and a slowing Eurozone, combined with an uncertain domestic...
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  • Qatar’s massive oil and gas reserves have fuelled economic growth and development, and the country has emerged as one of the richest in the world, although it has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Meanwhile, the embargo imposed by Qatar’s neighbours in 2017 creates uncertainty in the region while casting a shadow over Qatar’s position as a global education hub, previously...
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  • With one of the European Union’s highest growth rates in 2016 and a positive economic outlook, Romania has made considerable progress in financial and economic stability as well as developing institutions for a market economy. Romania’s membership of the EU was a driving force for reform and modernisation. Although it remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in the EU, a forecast...
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  • Russia is showing signs of recovery, supported by rising oil prices and growing macro-economic stability and expectations are for moderate growth in the next couple of years. While its population is one of the most educated in the world, the Russian economy suffers from low productivity and has failed to create sustainable jobs for its skilled youth. However, the country is undertaking...
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  • The outlook for Saudi Arabia remains relatively strong in the short to medium term in spite of the risks posed by regional conflict. Oil prices are stabilising and the government has eased up on austerity measures taken in 2016, although growth may be low due to reduced oil production. The Kingdom continues to push ahead with policies designed to diversify the country’s economy and improve human...
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