Public-Private Partnerships and International Education Policies

Authored by: Alexandra Draxler

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415747547
eBook ISBN: 9781315797007
Adobe ISBN: 9781317752240


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The use of the term public-private partnership (PPP) to describe the involvement of the private sector in the delivery of public services, in this case education, has become widespread during the last 20 years. Any specificity that was originally attached to the concept has become fuzzy over time: “partnership” has become part of the descriptive vocabulary of a wide variety of activities such as public sector contracts with the private sector, publicly-subsidised private education, philanthropy and some governance mechanisms.

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