SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BY PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP: A MOVE TOWARDS QUALITY ENHANCEMENT IN EDUCATION

Public Private Partnership has been the buzzword in policy debates on development strategies. There are many questions that need to be critically examined in this context. What is public-private partnership? How does it work in the case of education sector? Is it new model? What are the strengths and weakness of the PPP as a development strategy? Many researchers have explored the applications of PPP to improve the efficiency of infrastructure delivery. This study aims to review the existing PPP research to explore the status quo, trends and gaps in research for PPP infrastructure projects. A systematic process involving a three phase word frequency analysis, cluster analysis and a search on potential research topics helps us to provide enough potential articles related to PPP research and reduce arbitrariness and subjectivity involved in the research topic analysis. While examining the implications for educational development, the author presents a critical review of some of the somewhat familiar and some not so familiar arguments. He examines some of the baffling questions, highlighting the possible ramifications of PPP for education Development in India, partly drawing from the limited experience of the emerging and prevailing diverse models of PPP in India and abroad.

Keywords: Public Private Partnerships, PPP, Education, Quality, Sustainable.

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