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Supporting Public-Private Partnerships in Education
April 2000

Carribbean MapPrimary and secondary school enrollment statistics in Haiti point to an overwhelming number of students who attend private schools, which receive the majority of money allocated to education in Haiti. In December 1999, the government of Haiti created the National Partnership Commission, a forum for stakeholders to work together to develop and implement joint public-private sector activities to meet the goals of the country’s national education plan and better coordinate and regulate Haiti’s divided education system, ensuring greater consistency in school administration and management.

Through interviews with USAID/Haiti, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, and other key stakeholders, the BEPS team sought to identify means by which USAID could assist the National Partnership Commission in carrying out its action plan to increase public-private collaboration in support of education. An action plan was designed to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports to improve access to quality primary education for all Haitian children. The action plan also focused on maximizing resources to ensure equitable distribution to rural and urban children, and on helping build an education system to serve as a foundation for democratic governance.

A BEPS needs assessment detailed a set of possible education strategies for the Ministry and produced a draft proposal for the National Partnership Commission for USAID support.



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