This is the protocol for a systematic review: The evidence for the sustainable scale-up of low-cost private schools in South West Asia
It aims to provide 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
Besides this primary objective it also has 2 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
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.