Achieving Education for All through Public–Private Partnerships? Non-State Provision of Education in Developing Countries
Concern for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has led to a focus on the role that non-state providers (NSPs) can offer in extending access and improving quality of basic services. While NSPs can help to fill a gap in provision to those excluded from state provision, recent growth in both for-profit and not-for-profit providers in developing countries has sometimes resulted in fragmentation of service delivery. To address this, attention is increasingly given in the education sector to developing ‘partnerships’ between governments and NSPs. Partnerships are further driven by the expectation that the state has the moral, social, and legal responsibility for overall education service delivery and so should play a role in facilitating and regulating NSPs.
Even where the ultimate aim of both non-state providers and the state is to provide education of acceptable quality to all children, this book provides evidence from diverse contexts across Africa, South Asia, and Latin America to highlight the challenges in them partnering to achieve this.
This book was published as a special issue of Development in Practice.
1- Introduction: Achieving education for all through public–private partnerships? Pauline Rose, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex
2- Basic Education, Civil Society Participation and the New Aid Architecture: Insights from Tanzania, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Mali Karen Mundy with Megan Haggerty, Suzanne Cherry, Richard Maclure and Malini Sivasubramaniam, University of Toronto
3- Marching to different rhythms: International NGO collaboration with the state in Tanzania Sheila Aikman, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia
4- The Roles of Non-State Providers in Ten Community Based Complementary Education Programmes Audrey-marie Schuh Moore, Academy for Educational Development and Joseph DeStefano, Center for Collaboration and the Future of Schooling
5- Reaching underserved populations with complementary education: lessons from Ghana’s state and non state sector Leslie Casely-Hayford, Director, Change Associates and Ash Hartwell, Adjunct Professor, Center for International Education, University of Massachusetts
6- Public–Private Partnerships in Education in India: questioning the role of the state Prachi Srivastava, University of Ottawa
7- Madrasas as partners in education provision: The South Asian experience Masooda Bano, University of Oxford
8- The Struggle for Memory and Social Justice Education: Popular Education and Social Movements Reclaiming Latin American Civil Society Lauren Jones and Carlos A. Torres
9- Collaboration in delivering education: relations between governments and NGOs in South Asia Richard Batley, International Development Department, University of Birmingham and Pauline Rose, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex
10- How development programmes can work with non-state actors to more effectively deliver aid to basic education in fragile states Chris Berry
11- Non-state providers, the state and health in fragile states Stephen Commins, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA
12- * Do low-fee private schools benefit the poor? [tbc] Pauline Rose and Kevin Watkins
13- Free Primary Education still excludes the poorest of the poor: evidence from Urban Kenya Moses Oketch, Institute of Education University of London, and Moses Ngware, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi
14- The evolution of NGO roles in education: Action Aid’s experience from 1972–2008 David Archer, Head of Education, Action Aid