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Educational Reform in Developing Countries: Private Involvement and Partnerships

Argentino Pessoa ()

FEP Working Papers from Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Contracting out; educational reform; market/government failure; NPM; public-private partnerships. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H52 I28 L33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages.
Date: 2008-07
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