Research and analysis

The Role and Impact of Private Schools in Developing Countries

This research is one in a series of rigorous literature reviews in education funded by DFID.



The research question driving the review is: can private schools improve education for children in developing countries? The conceptual framework set out a number of hypotheses and assumptions that underpin the polarised debate about the potential and real contribution of private schools. These are interrogated through a rigorous and objective review of the evidence and findings are mapped on to an evidenced theory of change.

Published 16 April 2014