Can a public-private partnership improve Liberia’s schools?

Author(s): Romero, Mauricio; Sandefur, Justin; Sandholtz, Wayne Aaron

Organisation(s): Innovations for Poverty Action (USA); Center for Global Development (USA)

Date: 2017

Pages: 4 p.

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After one year, public schools managed by private operators raised student learning by 60 percent compared to standard public schools. But costs were high, performance varied across operators, and contracts authorized the largest operator to push excess pupils and under-performing teachers into other government schools.

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