IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


The consequences of private sector growth on the public sector, parental choice and systemic equity

29 April 2019, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

Group of Nepalese children. Image: Rebecca Zaal via Pexels

As part of the Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) series, Priya Joshi presents research evidence from Nepal on the effect of private schooling growth.

Event Information

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Room 822
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
20 Bedford Way

In this seminar, Priya Joshi analyses the consequences of private schooling growth, with a focus on whether there is a competitive effect of private schooling on public schools, how parents choose and private sector perspectives.

Through this lens, Priya's aim is to provide a systemic understanding of the effect of a public-private system. In addition, Priya discusses the implications of her research for other low and middle income countries. 

The research utilises extensive survey and interview data collected from Nepal, as well as substantial secondary data analysis. 

This event is chaired by Dr Helen Longlands, UCL Institute of Education (IOE).


This seminar is free and open for all to attend, but pre-booking is required. Please register via the link above.

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About the Speaker

Priya Joshi


Priya Joshi is a Senior Analyst at the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, which monitors global progress on Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) - the global education goal. She leads and contributes on the role of education in other development outcomes, gender equality, inclusive cities, and on implementation analysis of SDG 4. Priya has previously held research positions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Her training is in education policy, public policy and economics. She holds an MPA from Princeton University and a PhD in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Her personal research, building on her dissertation, focuses on the system-wide consequences of private school growth for the education system, using perspectives from the public schools, parents and private schools. She is also interested in improving the methodology and data strategies to better analyse competition at a local level. Priya's single authored papers have been published in the Comparative Education Review, International Journal of Educational Development, Compare, Prospects and European Journal of Education.