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Educational Reform in Developing Countries: Private Involvement and Partnerships

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  • Argentino Pessoa

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    (Faculdade de Economia do Porto, Universidade do Porto)

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The paper looks at recent changes in the role of government in the provision of education in Developing Countries. It begins with a reflection about the concept of public-private partnership (PPP), discusses the rationale that inspires the ‘contracting out’ of educational services and describes several cases of private sector involvement in education. After looking at the conditions for building PPPs and the necessary requirements for assuring an effective regulatory framework, the paper closes concluding that while contracting out needs not be made a priority there is a large room for other forms of private sector involvement in education in developing countries.

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Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 284.

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Length: 36 pages.
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:284

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Keywords: Contracting out; educational reform; market/government failure; NPM; public-private partnerships.;

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