IPA is working with researchers and Liberia’s Ministry of Education to independently evaluate the impacts of the Partnership Schools for Liberia, a public-private partnership that aims to improve educational outcomes in Liberian schools.


IPA has shared preliminary results with a range of public and government audience and is currently working closely with the Ministry, researchers, and partners on the ongoing evaluation. The preliminary results influenced the way the new government is managing the program, and together with our partners, we are advising on future steps for this pilot program.


“Partnership Schools” are free, public schools managed by private operators. After one year, public schools managed by private operators raised student learning by 60 percent compared to standard...

On August 30, 2017, IPA Liberia presented preliminary results of the first year of the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) study to the President of Liberia and the Cabinet. Under the Partnership...
On April 5, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), along with IPA and other research partners, shared preliminary findings from research on adolescent girls programming in humanitarian settings. ...