Category Archives: private sector

Evaluating Liberia’s private school partners: why policy decisions must be based on more than numbers

By Stuart Cameron, Senior Education Consultant at Oxford Policy Management. ‘Partnership Schools for Liberia’ (PSL) is a hot topic in education policy circles. A pilot programme outsourcing control of government primary schools to eight private providers, it has attracted considerable … Continue reading

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Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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The Arguments and Evidence behind Public-Private Partnerships in Education

By Donald Baum, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics, Brigham Young University Over the last few months, Liberia has become the site of and source for significant debate over its decision to initiate a large scale public-private partnership (PPP) … Continue reading

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When is state funding of private schools a violation of human rights?

By Sylvain Aubry, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights The announcement at the beginning of the year by the Ministry of Education of Liberia of its intention to outsource the management of all its pre-primary and primary schools … Continue reading

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Do private schools need to be better regulated?

There are long-standing debates over whether offering the choice between private and public schools affects the equity and quality of education systems. With little regulation, private school expansion risks happening in an unplanned manner, with little government oversight and potentially … Continue reading

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What happens if an education system is outsourced?

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be run by ‘public-private’ partnerships in a $65 million five year deal. Why this change? In February … Continue reading

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Will the growth of private schooling help achieve quality, universal and free education?

Last week, world leaders put their signature to 169 targets for the next 15 years. One of the education targets stands out in its scale of ambition: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality … Continue reading

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