Can Outsourcing Improve Liberia's Schools? Preliminary Results from Year One of a Three-Year Randomized Evaluation of Partnership Schools for Liberia
59 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2017
Date Written: September 7, 2017
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.
Keywords: public-private partnership, randomized controlled trial, school management
JEL Classification: I25, I28, C93, L32, L33
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