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Submitted by Sylvain Dessy on

Good quality education needs to be defined to better understand the challenge ahead for developing economies. Historically, good quality education simply made beneficiaries trainable, endowing them with basic literary and problem solving skills, and leaving on-the-job training to firms. However, nowadays, firms' relunctance to train their own workers, have shifted the burden of training readily employable workers to education institutions, with some investing in the design of professional programs, often coupled with pre-graduation internships. Mixed results notwithstanding, if that is what what can be referred to as good quality education, then poor countries may have to wait a while longer for their catch up, as good quality education thus defined also means high tuition.