Report: Eastern Europe and Eurasia Regional consultation on Education Financing and Privatization in and of Education

Lana Jurko
Publication Date:
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 10:02
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113.65 K

The Privatization in Education Research Initiative (PERI), in partnership with the Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC), held a two-day meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia in January 2013 to explore the different dimensions of education financing and privatization in Eurasia and Eastern Europe.  Meeting participants included academics, researchers, and staff of education-focused NGOs from the region as well as staff of the Open Society Foundations and members of PERI’s Steering Committee. The goals of the meeting were to (1) examine the nature, scope and implications of education privatization in the region, (2) identify urgent research areas, and (3) explore ways in which advocacy and activism around the issues of education privatization may be supported. This report summarizes the discussions from the meeting and suggests questions that require further investigation. It is not a thorough situation analysis but rather seeks to contribute to PERI’s planning in the region.