4:30—6:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
- Fifth Floor

Public-Private Partnerships for Education in the Developing World: Learning Gains, Regulatory Failures, and Other Lessons from Policy Experiments


Susannah Hares, Executive Director, Ark Education Partnerships Group

Jishnu Das, Lead Economist, World Bank

James Emery, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Justin Sandefur, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education that combine public finance to provide free or subsidized access to privately delivered education are expanding in many developing countries, either to increase access where government capacity is limited or to improve learning outcomes—often with limited evidence on their success. This panel will bring together experts from the policy and research spheres to review what we know about the design of effective partnerships, the hazards to be avoided, and the frontiers for new research.

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