Can education markets work for the poor?

Abstract:

This EDOREN report provides a review of the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ (M4P) approach used for the Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria (DEEPEN) Programme. The core objectives of this review are to: 1.Assess how similar DEEPEN’s approach is to other programmes using the M4P approach; 2.Compare DEEPEN’s M4P approach with more conventional approaches to improving private education for the poor; 3.Identify how other M4P programmes have addressed issues of equity; 4.Map interventions adopted by other M4P type programmes which could be relevant to DEEPEN; 5.Analyse the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework adopted by these other programmes.