Susannah Hares, Executive Director, Ark Education Partnerships Group
Jishnu Das, Lead Economist, World Bank
James Emery, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Justin Sandefur, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education that combine public finance to provide free or subsidized access to privately delivered education are expanding in many developing countries, either to increase access where government capacity is limited or to improve learning outcomes—often with limited evidence on their success. This panel will bring together experts from the policy and research spheres to review what we know about the design of effective partnerships, the hazards to be avoided, and the frontiers for new research.