PublicationBusiness model innovation: Low-cost private schooling for the poor

The Inclusive Innovation Business Model series showcases the innovative and inclusive solutions that social enterprises have developed to tackle tough development challenges, particularly in service delivery to the poor. Each business model is based on the experiences of several social enterprises from across the globe that have developed similar approaches and strategies to delivery services to the poor or to improve their livelihoods.

The inclusive innovation business model series has been published on the World Bank Group's Innovation Policy Platform.

Providing Low-Cost Private Schooling to the Poor

  • School-in-a-box model involves highly standardized, scalable, branded schooling in which the school chain designs and implements all educational inputs and business processes.
  • Chains recruit para-skilled teachers from local communities, whom they train to deliver lessons of near uniform quality.
  • Student and school performance is monitored and evaluated, enabling data-driven quality control and research and development (R&D).

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