Education cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

Education cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The role of education in economic development is widely acknowledged. It increases the innovative capacity of an economy and facilitates the diffusion, adoption, and adaptation of new ideas. With a higher quality higher education system, the Philippines would then be better placed to reap the well-documented economic benefits of an educated population. This policy note explores the potential of regional cooperation to improve the quality and availability of, and access to education.