Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education: Case Studies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia

Author: Quentin Wodon

January 1, 2009

"Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education," a World Bank publication, provides case studies of various types of schools that benefit from public-private partnerships in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The empirical study focuses on the effectiveness of voucher programs and faith-based schools. The study finds mixed results: for instance, that some voucher schools outperform public schools but at small margins. The evidence on faith-based schools was mixed as well. While faith-based schools reached the poor better than public schools in some countries, the opposite was true in others. The report was edited by Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Harry Anthony Patrinos, and Quentin Wodon.

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