Online learning potential highest in emerging markets — IFC - Keisha B. Ta-asan, Business World

The IFC said that further investment in technology and innovation for online learning may provide quality education, not only for high-income learners, but to marginalized students as well. According to the IFC report, 57% of households in emerging markets used the internet in 2021 compared to 90% of those in developed countries. Internet use in emerging markets is also less widespread and often more costly, with services of lower quality. To mitigate the rising digital divide, the IFC proposed that the government conduct upskilling programs and offer a wide range of online courses for priority segments of society.

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