Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN) is an innovative programme initiated by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to improve learning outcomes in Lagos’ private schools. DEEPEN will achieve this by creating an enabling environment for private schools and a more effective market for them to offer better quality education.
Through a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) methodology, DEEPEN seeks to facilitate:
• a more transparent, inclusive and favourable regulatory environment for private schools
• increased access to financial products and services for parents and schools
• access to quality yet affordable school improvement services
• increased availability of media platforms to discuss education issues and provide information on good schooling practices
These will be achieved through the programme’s four work streams namely Rules and Standards, Finance, School Improvement Services, and Information.