This is the protocol for a systematic review which aims to provide to DFID’s policy, regional, and country teams the best evidence of the mechanisms through which low-cost schools can be sustainably scaled-up in South and West Asia, with a specific focus on Pakistan and Afghanistan, if this policy and practice should be prove to be desirable.
Besides this primary objective it also has two secondary objectives,
1. To consolidate available studies on low-cost private schools in South and West Asia so that future research can be based on easily identifiable relevant studies in one database that can be updated regularly.
2. To assess the quality and methodological rigour of the available research on low-cost education alternatives in order to identify areas in need of further study or new approaches in research methodology.
Barakat, S.; Hardman, F.; Rohwerder, B.; Rzeszut, K. Protocol - Low-Cost Private Schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan: What evidence to support sustainable scale-up? EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK (2012) iii+43 pp.