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The Role of PPPs in Achieving Universal Secondary

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm GMT

The first target under Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Education) is for all children to be completing lower secondary school with minimum proficiency by 2030. At present just 4 in 10 children in low-income countries are even completing lower secondary, never mind with relevant learning outcomes. What role can public sector financing of non-state school provision play to provide greater quality access to education?

CGD is delighted to host Sam Freedman and Julie Belanger from the Education Partnerships Group who will discuss their experience supporting government in Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Cambodia to better understand the role of sound accountability mechanisms in supporting effective public-private partnerships to achieve this goal.


  • Sam Freedman, Chief Operating Officer, Education Partnerships Group
  • Dr Julie Belanger, Director – Research and Evaluation, Education Partnerships Group


  • Lee Crawfurd, Senior Research Associate, Center for Global Development

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