Category Archives: private sector

Using international accountability mechanisms: A test case for private education in Kenya

By Linda Oduor-Noah, a project manager at The East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights) on behalf of nine complainants who submitted a complaint through the complaint mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in April 2018. EACHRights is a … Continue reading

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How to respond to Apple’s renewed interest in education?

As you may have heard, Apple has extended its reach into education, holding its first education product launch since 2012, and announcing a lower cost iPad aimed at students and teachers. The new iPad has a stylus pen, several new … Continue reading

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The Partnership Schools for Liberia: A critical analysis

By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland To experiment with the possible privatization of its primary education system, Liberia initiated the Partnership Schools of Liberia (PSL), which turned over the management of 93 public schools to eight private contractors.  This … Continue reading

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What matters for education reform? Lessons from the Partnership Schools for Liberia experiment and beyond

Engaging the private sector to overcome the learning crisis is all the rage in global education. This is giving rise to heated debates, as evident from responses to a paper just published on Liberia’s high-profile ‘Partnership Schools for Liberia’ (PSL) … Continue reading

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Liberia’s children deserve the best education

By: Dr. Saaim W. Naame, Dean of Education at the University of Liberia. Over the last twenty years, the people of Africa’s first modern republic, Liberia, have been through two civil wars and a major virus epidemic. The wars caused … Continue reading

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Partnerships with non-state providers need to be approached with caution

By Alina Lipcan and Ian MacAuslan Low levels of learning globally make for one of the most sobering statistics in education. In 12 out of 13 countries in South-Eastern Africa, fewer than 40% of students had mastered basic numeracy and basic … Continue reading

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In Liberia, a town struggles to adjust to its new charter school

By Ashoka Mukpo, journalist When the community of Kollita Wolah built their schoolhouse in 1989, it was a proud moment. Located a few kilometers to the north of Gbarnga, a bustling hub city in central Liberia, residents of the town … Continue reading

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