Guide to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Basic Education
This paper provides a review of the evidence on what works in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in basic education. This includes pre-primary, primary, and secondary education as well as technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The intent of the paper is to increase awareness among USAID officers, education stakeholders, and private sector leaders about the potential of these partnerships to address problems in education, delivery, financing, quality, and equity. It provides an evidence-based perspective on the role PPPs can play in different levels of education, the varied forms PPPs can take, and the possible impacts. Findings and recommendations are based on lessons learned from partnerships in a variety of contexts.