Master of Science in Economics
Department of Economics
Date of Award
Dr. Adnan Haider
Dr. Naeem uz Zafar
Committee Member 1
Dr. Adnan Haider, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Committee Member 2
Dr. Naeem uz Zafar, United Nation Development Programme, Karachi
Economics, Education, Public Affairs
Learning outcomes refer to the performance of the students in academic tests pertaining to the respective grade level. In Pakistan, survey evidences from Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) show a signiﬁcant dispersion in learning outcomes of public schools as compared With private sector counterpart. The perceived results of learning outcomes in private schools very clear but less evidence is found for educational outcome of schools run under public-private partnership programs. This becomes especially relevant when status of curricular, co- curricular, and extra-curricular activities is compared between public school, private schools, and schools run under public private partnership. In recent literature, it is found that schools taken up by public-private partnership have been providing a better learning environment — Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Development, Administrative changes, Academic Innovation and Flaming, Teacher Reform and Student Affairs - is perceived to have a positive impact on learning outcomes. It is to investigate and document that the investments in these areas are justiﬁable. To promote this fact, we conduct a quasi—experiment to examine the proﬁles of students in a public-private partnership school at Karachi (running under Zindagi Trust program) and a public school (as counterfactual) in the same neighborhood. We also recorded the household and socioeconomic characteristics to create a good set of control variables. The propensity—score results show that public—private partnership school is performing better than that of comparison group in attaining learning outcomes thus showing positive effects of PPP. Finally, the study probed into household and parental covariates of student‘s educational outcomes to enhance internal validity of results.
Hafeez, F. (2016). Impact of public-private-partnership programs on student's learning outcomes: evidence from a Quasi-experiment (Unpublished master's thesis). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/etd/46
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