Closing the educational gap in Latin America

How the region can improve education through public-private initiatives by David Ramirez Public-private alliances continue to gain influence in many socio-economic activities around the globe, including the educational system in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although the region’s spending in education as a share of GDP has been growing and now approaches OECD averages, quality still remains subpar. Latin Trade spoke to Antonio Caparrós, the manager of INICIA Educación, a private social investment fund focused on educational initiatives in the Dominican Republic, to learn about their experience in the field. What is behind the region’s educational gap? There are two fundamental issues. First, there is a big share of young population with a low educational base and poor levels of […]