Embracing EdTech post-lockdown

Regional Views
Embracing EdTech post-lockdown
  • The lockdown has been driving an increasing focus on educational technology, or EdTech, creating new opportunities in teaching, learning, and investing. Collaboration with MENA governments -- who spend an average of 19% of their budgets on education versus 14% globally -- is an additional new frontier.

  • We believe EdTech growth in MENA will come from online training and lifelong learning trends, from women, and from special needs education. This could provide an impetus for new start-ups, and for more funding to existing entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Going forward, we expect e-learning to become more of a necessity rather than a simple option. Requisite business models and financing, including public funds, should follow.

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Senior Analyst

Mehdi Chaoudri, Analyst


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