International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Education is a sector where there is almost universal consensus that it is the key linchpin for achievement of almost all of the other goals, whether you’re talking about peace, or jobs, or even health, or poverty, or livable cities, or environmental awareness...[Yet, it remains] one of the least well-funded sectors.
From 2015 to 2030 middle-class consumption worldwide could grow by $29 trillion. Only $1 trillion of that added spending, will come from the advanced economies. The rest will come from, well, "the rest."
The change in China's global market share of income as a percentage of the world's economy is happening much faster than it did for any country ever – faster than the UK in the industrial revolution, than the US in the 1920s, than Japan in the 1950s. When you add the disruption of China to that of India you are looking at change six to 10 times faster than these other historic transformations.