From Free to Fee - Are For-Profit, Fee-Charging, Private Schools the solution for the world’s poor?

This report from RESULTS Education Fund investigates World Bank’s basic education investments through its private lending arm (the IFC). The report seeks to explore if IFC investments in education reach the poorest groups and help reduce extreme poverty. From Free to Fee provides evidence from IFC funded schools in Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa, and presents recommendations for the World Bank, the IFC, and other investors on how to more effectively end poverty through basic education.

Publication Year: 2017

Author(s): William C. Smith and Tony Baker, RESULTS Educational Fund