We are pleased to share the Report “Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review”, by Tyler Hook, PhD student in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The report was commissioned by Education International with the support of Action Aid.
The announcement by the Government of Liberia to outsource its entire primary and pre-primary is unprecedented. This report reviews and analyses documents related to the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) pilot.
The analysis focuses on three key areas:
- Transparency and accountability
- Students and teachers
- Scalability and sustainability
The analysis identifies issues related to the Ministry of Education’s capacity to hold providers accountable, transparency in the commissioning and implementation of the pilot, and potential concerns regarding enrolment, teacher policies, school infrastructure, and funding, particularly between local and international providers.
See also Education International’s website for more information on the topic.