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Majlis: Public Private Partnerships in Education in the UAE: A Model for Success?

The private sector has historically played an important role in driving economic growth in the UAE. Its growing involvement in education in recent years has been instigated by two factors. The first is the expansion of private education provision globally, and in the Gulf region specifically.

The second is the rising interest among policymakers to adopt private sector qualities, such as efficiency and effectiveness. This has created space for the migration of models such as public-private partnerships (PPPs), where private, non-government, and other non-state actors play a more prominent role not only in the management, regulation, and evaluation of education, but also in the policy process itself.

Drawing on her doctoral research on two cases of technology-driven PPPs in education in the UAE and Jordan, Farah will discuss the history and characteristics of this model in education as well as the key policy challenges involved in implementing it in the UAE and the region more broadly.

Presenter: Samar Farah is completing her Doctorate in Education in International Education Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to her doctorate, Ms. Farah worked at the Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research and earlier at the Dubai School of Government. She was also hosted at the Foundation for her doctoral research, which is a comparative study of public-private partnerships in education in the UAE and Jordan. Ms. Farah currently serves as a Research Associate and Special Projects Coordinator at the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. 

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Start Date End Date Time
April 24, 2016April 24, 20165:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.