Africa’s demographic and economic dividend is giving rise to a significant opportunity for the education sector. Education is “the ultimate consumer good,” and a first site of investment for families increasing in affluence and a segment resistant to economic shocks.
Africa’s economies have historically had low GDP per capita, and its enrollment ratios have been below 15-20%. However, the strong correlation between educational attainment and economic growth means that anticipated growth in Africa is likely to require corresponding increases in educational attainment. This increasing demand, coupled with shortfalls in public sector education provision, translates into opportunities for investors and operators.
This Special Report covers mega trends and themes in Africa’s private education investment and highlights the major areas that are likely to have high investment potential in the medium and long term.