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The role and impact of private schools in developing countries

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Written by Susan Nicolai, Joseph Wales, Leni Wild

This rigorous review and evidence brief focuses on private school delivery of education to poorer sections of societies, including low-fee private schools. It presents evidence on whether and how private schools improve education; identifies gaps in the evidence; highlights areas for future research and presents a conceptual framework that hypothesises how private schools might improve educational outcomes for children in developing countries.
Laura Day Ashley, Claire Mcloughlin, Monazza Aslam, Jakob Engel, Joseph Wales, Shenila Rawal, Richard Batley, Geeta Kingdon, Susan Nicolai, Pauline Rose