Public-Private Partnerships for Education in the Developing World

Center for Global Development, Washington, DC


About the event

Prior to the RISE Conference 2017, a panel event will be held on Wednesday 14 June, 16.30-18.00 at the Center for Global Development, followed by a reception.

Public-Private Partnerships for Education in the Developing World: Learning Gains, Regulatory Failures, and Other Lessons from Policy Experiments

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.

The event will be hosted by RISEArk, and the Center for Global Development

Livestream recording

Speaker Bios


  • 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