The quality and relevance of education is paramount to achieving economic growth. In fact, it is believed that a single standard deviation in test scores between countries equates to 2 percentage points in annual long-term GDP growth.
Countries across the Caribbean have taken significant strides to increasing primary and secondary school enrollment. However, with the economic landscape changing rapidly, the key to achieving sustained growth in the region is quality education, which prepares students for the labor market.
Analysing data from across the educational spectrum , the report sets out the reasons behind the low quality of education in the Caribbean and provides practical solutions to help ensure the next generation are suitably skilled for the 21st century.