Pakistan’s youth bulge could be a demographic dividend if young Pakistanis are fully employed in productive activities. But if bleak economic prospects persist, a large, disaffected youth population could be just the opposite, further threatening Pakistan’s social and political stability.
In late September, Brazil’s Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of allowing religious education in public schools to be taught by people promoting their own faith. In an email interview, Simon Schwartzman discusses the implications of the decision and how Brazil’s education system is faring as a whole.
Ghana’s government has recently implemented two significant education reform policies: free secondary school education and new qualifications for teachers. In an email interview, Veronica Dzeagu discusses the state of Ghana’s education system and why attempts to reform it have proven so challenging.