The results of the National Survey of Employment and Income (ENEI 2010) done by the National Statistics Institute (INE), also reveals that education of Guatemalan workers has not improved over the last six years.
"The situation gets worse in rural areas, while workers in metropolitan zones have an average of 8.35 years of schooling; rural areas have averaged just 3.8 years of education. The remaining urban workers have an average of 6.36 years of schooling," Lorena Alvarez writes for Elperiodico.com.gt.
The lack of properly trained human capital affects the competitiveness of the Guatemalan economy and limits the development of the country.
Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the IDB.
The financing will help students to learn more in basic education schools that serve the country’s poorest population.
The program’s goal of improving educational quality is designed to complement the “Bono 10Mil” program, which provides conditional cash transfers to low-income families that keep their children in school.