03 September 2002
Education Forum Co-Sponsors World Bank Global Development Forum on Private Education
The Education Forum announced today it was co-sponsoring a global online Development Forum on the role of the private
sector in education. The Development Forum, entitled Towards an enhanced role for the private sector in education, is
hosted by the World Bank and will take place online during the month of September 2002.
The Development Forum will examine a range of issues, including the growth of private education worldwide and the role
that the private sector can play in helping countries overcome the economic, social and educational challenges they
In addition to the Education Forum, the Development Forum is co-sponsored by two Washington DC-based organisations – the
International Finance Corporation (www.ifc.org) and EdInvest (www.ifc.org/edinvest), as well as by the UK-based CfBT
Education Services (www.cfbt.com).
Moderators for the online Development Forum are Michael Latham, Director of EdInvest; Neil McIntosh, CEO of CfBT
Education Services; ex-pat New Zealander Ron Perkinson from the International Finance Corporation’s Health and Education
Group; and Norman LaRocque, Policy Advisor to the Education Forum.
For more information or to join the discussion group, go to the Education Forum website (www.educationforum.org.nz).