Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


PIDE Roundtables on Education - Day 3 : Public Private Partnerships in Education

Date : Augustust 21 , 2020
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Riaz Ahmed Kamlani, EVP TCF, Seema Aziz, Founder Care Foundation, Kasim Kasuri, CEO Beaconhouse
Discussant : Dr. Nafeesa Shah, MNA, Javed Jabbar, Formar Information Minister, Hassan Bin Rizwan, CEO Sabaq, Quratulain Bakhteari, Founder IDSP, Salma Ahmed Alam, CEO Durbeen, Vardah Malik, Development Specialist, Umbreen Arif, Technical Advisor MoFEPI, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Education Trust Nasra Schools, Nassir Kasuri, ED Beaconhouse, Ahmad Rajwana, PAS, Seema Aziz, Founder Care Foundation, Mahboob Mahmood, Founder KP, Dr. Pervez Huodboy, Educationalist, Dr. Soufia Siddiqi, Professor at LUMS, Zulfiqar Qazilbash, Development Consultant, Neelam Hussain, Director SW&RPC, Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Formar Finance Minister, Rafiq Tahir, Peter Jacob, ED CSJ, Neelam Hussain, Rector LGS University, Naazish Ata-Ullah, Former Member PHEC, Abbas Rashid, Mehreen Noon, Director SOE LUMS, Omar Masrur, Rishm Najam, AD LGS, Mosharraf Zaidi, TabadLab, Ambreen Gilani, Development Specialist & PIDE SF.

Education business has created many billionaires and also led to several worthwhile nonprofits like TCF. Private education has also filled o vacuum. Yet tensions on costs and quality remain. What are the issues? • Is this industry creating social mobility? Though private schools exist along the entire cost spectrum, the returns to schooling seem to be higher for the more expensive ones (no study)? Can policy intervention help? How? • Speculation suggests schools are not investing enough in facilities and teachers and making excess profits? Has any study been done? • There is talk of public private partnership for education. What does it mean? Are both sides capable of it? Or would it mean as in the financial sector “Private Profits, sosialized losses!” Is there a better model?. In the US charter schools have not worked. Does that have any bearing on us?