Private Education’s Public Benefits

In order to maintain growth and continue to attract foreign direct investment, Africa must develop a high-skilled, well-trained workforce. With governments lacking the resources to ensure high-quality education, the private sector will have to take a central role in meeting rising demand for schools.

LAGOS – Africa’s economies are finally beginning to roar. In 2000-2010, after decades of sluggish growth, six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies were in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2060, Africa’s population could reach 2.7 billion, with a billion-strong middle class.