Public-Private Partnerships in ADB Education Lending, 2000-2009

Publication | November 2010
  • US$18.00 (paperback)

Education is a concern for all, including students, parents, communities, employers, societies, and governments. All stakeholders have a role in providing education services. In this context, the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) operations in the education sector pursue new and innovative models of education service delivery and financing. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can contribute to improving the quality and relevance of education, and to raising the cost efficiency of education delivery, including to disadvantaged groups. This report provides a review of PPP models supported by ADB financed education sector projects in the past decade. It is part of broader analytical work being conducted by ADB on PPPs in education that will guide education sector operations in the coming years.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Scope and Approach of the Review
  • Rationale for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Overview of the Projects
  • The Role of the Asian Development Bank
  • Lessons Learned from the International Review
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix 1: Education Loan Projects by Year of Approval
  • Appendix 2: Potential Policy Directions that Support Partnership: A Country Case Study from Bangladesh
  • References

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Education sector finance
  • Private sector development
  • TIM102413
  • 978-92-9092-123-3 (Print)
  • 978-92-9092-171-4 (Web)

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