Innovative Strategies for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Public–Private Partnerships for Education and Training—Special Focus on Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Publication | December 2017

This publication looks how private sector investments in education and training can help improve standards, with a special focus on Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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South Asia remains one of the fastest-growing regions in the world but concerns are rising that its workforce lacks the skills and education to drive its economy into the 21st century. Providing access to quality education and skills training is now a priority of policymakers in the region. But even though government spending on education has increased significantly in recent years, it has not resulted in effective education outcomes. This report is one in a series of four publications that examines how education and training systems in the region can be improved.


  • Introduction and Background
  • Public–Private Partnerships in Education and Training
  • Challenges and Possible Use of Public–Private Partnerships as an Innovative Solution
  • Establishing a Framework for Reform Using Public–Private Partnerships
  • Public–Private Partnerships for Education in Bangladesh
  • Public–Private Partnership for Education in Nepal
  • Public–Private Partnership for Education in Sri Lanka
  • Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendations

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • 170
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS179081
  • 978-92-9261-034-0 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-035-7 (electronic)

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