Researcher: Professor Richard Batley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Kelly Teamey (now at Bath University), in collaboration with teams from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Centre for International Education at Sussex University, and the Water and Engineering Development Centre at Loughborough University.
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
This research project builds on IDD's Non-State Providers of Basis Services project, which investigated the role that non-state providers play in providing basic services like education, health and water to the poor, and how governments may interact with such providers.
The research aims to understand how and why relationships between governments and non-state service providers have been formed and evolved, and what balance of influence emerges between these actors. The research considers three services - primary education, primary health and basic sanitation in three countries Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
The research has been undertaken through a combination of qualitative methods: literature reviews and documentary analysis; key informant interviews with government, donors, NGOs, associations of non-state providers, and academics; and detailed semi-structured interviews with the government and non-government actors involved in the relationships.
Rose, P. (editor), (2010), Achieving Education for All through public–private partnerships? Non-state provision of education in developing countries, Routledge, 224 pages, ISBN: 978-0-415-58371-8 Chapters by Pauline Rose, Masooda Bano, and Richard Batley http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415583718/
The research team published a Special Issue of the journal Public Administration and Development. Vol 31 No 4, 2011, edited by Richard Batley. It is available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pad.v31.4/issuetoc. The Special Issue is titled: Governments and Non-governmental Service Providers: Collaboration or Rivalry? It includes the following articles:
‘Analysing collaboration in service delivery between NGOs and states’ by Richard Batley and Pauline Rose.
‘Factors affecting state-NGO relations in service provision: key themes from the literature’ by Claire Mcloughlin.
‘Evolution of the relationship between state and NGOs: a regional perspective’ by Padmaja Nair.
‘Negotiating collaboration in Pakistan: expertise, networks and community embeddedness’ by Masooda Bano.
‘Health service delivery: the state of government-NGO relations in Bangladesh’ by Nurul Alam.
‘Complementary roles? NGO-government relations for community based sanitation in South Asia’ by Kevin Sansom.
‘Strategies for engagement: government and national non-government education providers in South Asia’ by Pauline Rose.
‘Structures and strategies in relations between non-government service providers and governments’ by Richard Batley
Special Issue of
Development in Practice, Vol. 20, Nos, 4 and 5, 2010, ISSN 0961-4524, edited by Pauline Rose
Rose, P. 2010. ‘Editorial Introduction: Achieving Education for All, Special Issue of Development in Practice, Volume 20 Numbers 4 and 5, pages 473-483
Bano, M. 2010. ‘Madrasas as partners in education provision: the South Asian experience’, Development in Practice, Volume 20 Numbers 4 and 5, pages 554-566
Batley, R. and Rose, P. 2010. ‘Collaboration in delivering education: relations between governments and NGOs in South Asia’, Development in Practice, Volume 20 Numbers 4 and 5, pages 579-585
Special issue of Compare: a Journal of comparative education and International education, Vol. 39 No.2. 2009. This can be found on the Swetswise website|
Rose, P. 2009. Non-state provision of education: evidence from Africa and Asia
Rose, P. 2009. NGO provision of basic education: alternative or complementary service delivery to support access to the excluded?
Sansom, K. and Bos, A. 2008. Utility and non-state water service provision for the urban poor, International Journal of Water, Volume 4, Numbers 3 and 4, pages 290-303
End of award research report
S.M. Nurul Alam:
Kelly Teamey and Claire Mcloughlin
Richard Batley, The Research Approach January 2008
Richard Batley, Cross-sector Identification of Conditioning Factors and the Nature of Relationships February 2008
Padmaja Nair, Comparative Report of Cases of NSP - State Relationships in India February 2008
Masooda Bano, Comparative Report of Cases of NSP - State Relationships in Pakistan February 2008
Nurul Alam, Comparative Report of Cases of NSP - State Relationships in Bangladesh February 2008
Kevin Sansom, Sanitation Sector Comparative Paper February 2008
Pauline Rose, Exploring relationships between non-state providers and the state in South Asia: Comparison of education cases February 2008
Kelly Teamey, Links between themes emerging from the nine WPA case studies and key issues in the literature February 2008