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Working paper: Publicly financed and sensibly provided

Alina Lipcan

Alina Lipcan, Ian MacAuslan

This paper intends to offer policymakers, whatever their goals, a framework that will help them to understand how to regulate and finance publicly and privately provided schools. It is not intended to be a prescriptive framework.

We believe that there are many plausible arrangements of public and private education provision and financing that could achieve meaningful educational goals, and that the right arrangement will reflect a country’s educational history, culture, government capacity and the political economy of interactions between education stakeholders. However, we also believe that an effective policy, regulatory, and financing framework is better in all cases than no framework, and it is towards that end that we offer this paper.