Can outsourcing improve Liberia’s schools? Preliminary results from year one of a three-year randomized evaluation of partnership schools for Liberia

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

Organisation(s): Center for Global Development (USA)

Date: 2017

Pages: 58 p.

Serie: CGD working paper

Series Volume: 462

After one year, public schools managed by private contractors in Liberia raised student learning by 60 percent, compared to standard public schools. But costs were high, performance varied across contractors, and contracts authorized the largest contractor to push excess pupils and underperforming teachers onto other government schools.

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