Can Outsourcing Improve Liberia’s Schools?: Preliminary Results from Year One of a Three Year Randomized Evaluation of Partnership Schools for Liberia


  • Working Papers


  • After one year, public schools managed by private contractors in Liberia raised student learning by 60 percent, compared to standard public schools. But costs were high, performance varied across contractors, and contracts authorized the largest contractor to push excess pupils and underperforming teachers onto other government schools.

fecha de publicación

  • 2017-09

Líneas de investigación

  • Public Private Partnership
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • School Management


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