The Business of Education in Africa May 2017
This report, led by Caerus Capital, shows the many opportunities education policymakers and investors have to leverage the private sector in their education systems. The research involved nearly 260 interviews and consultations with global education-sector leaders representing donors, private providers, investors, and government officials. Research covered more than 135 private not-for-profit and for-profit education case studies.
Some key findings from the report are:
- 21% of pupils (one in five) are educated in the private sector (at the time of the study).
- Despite significant gains, 30 million children in sub-Saharan Africa still have no access to any form of schooling.
- Private sector education is growing faster than public across most education segments in sub-Saharan Africa, from primary to secondary and higher education.
- Private education in Africa offers a $16 billion-$18 billion investment opportunity over the next five years.
The report also suggests various solutions to engaging the private sector and exploring public-private partnerships, which can assist in addressing Africa’s educational challenges.