Policy brief: Transforming education and its systems
Transforming Education and its Systems in the Asia-Pacific region has to be seen against the backdrop of its great diversity and its large population. The region is characterized by rapid and dynamic economic growth, a growing number of middle-income countries, innovation and technological advances. However, these overall economic trends belie vast disparities between and within countries, and economic growth has not necessarily resulted in equivalent increases in living standards everywhere. Trends show that these gaps are widening, rather than narrowing, and are compounded by a diversity of challenges such as demographic change, with huge youth bulges in some contexts and a rapidly aging population in others, increased labour mobility and migration, environmental degradation and natural disasters, as well as continuing conflicts in parts of the region.
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