Fatima Habib Skills Development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP is undergoing a demographic transition which will create a “youth bulge” – a phenomenon considered to be one-time window of opportunity for a nation’s economic development. In an effort to reap benefits of this transition, the author looks into critical questions related to human capital development and labor market, analyses the current situation of KP skills sector and proposes provincial technical and vocational education and training (TVET) strategy for a way forward in view of the present situation.

Rabea Malik and Faisal Bari Public Private Partnerships In Education: Evidence From Pakistan

This study posits that the challenges in education sector are too great for the State to address on its own. Thus, PPPs in education offer a set of powerful tools for involving the non-state sector for triggering improvements in state schools. Despite the potential of partnerships to generate insights for education sector reform, there is little or no systematic evidence available for Pakistan to inform policy debate about the relative merits of alternative service delivery mechanisms. Therefore, this study assesses the contribution of the Partnership for Management (PfMs) mechanism towards addressing access, quality and governance challenges. The study asks if PfMs or adopted schools can improve outcomes for state sector schools. Findings suggest considerable improvements in access, quality and governance indicators in PfM schools.

Masooma Habib Teacher and Administrative Staff Incentives for Improved Learning In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

This study responds to a request by the department of education, government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan, to assess how the incentive structure for teachers and administrators can be improved to enhance student learning. The study will make recommendations based on findings from the national and international literature and analysis of data available in KP followed up by focus group discussions with department officials, administrators and teachers in the province. High performing schools will be identified to draw insights into the learning process and apply those to low performing schools. An assessment of the statutory rules will be made using this framework, regarding incentives to identify the core rules that would affect absenteeism and therefore learning outcomes.

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