The following blog is based on the UNESCO IIEP Strategic Debate: How does private schooling growth affect the public system and educational equity? Research evidence from Nepal, on October 4th 2017. The research was presented by Priya Joshi, who presented her analysis of private sector growth in Nepal and the impact of this on the public sector and system wide equity. You can watch the debate here.
In a new paper, published in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, EQUIPPPS lead-investigator Dr Jasmine Gideon argues that despite their current popularity, Public-Private Partnerships need to be reviewed through a gender lens in order to establish whether they are really enabling the health sector to address wider social determinants of health and to ensure the longer-term success of any pro-women healthcare interventions.