March 9, 2016

Partnership Paradox: The Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Liberia’s Education System

Written by Open Society Foundations

Young Liberian students appearing bored in class

Photo credit: Open Society Foundations

Chapter 9

Diverse partnerships: designing & implementing the Liberia Teacher Training Program

Mark Ginsburg & Brenda Arrington, Global Education Department, FHI 360

This chapter analyzes the processes of designing and implementing the Liberia Teacher Training Program (LTTP) during the period 2006–10. While giving attention to the context, goals, and activities of the LTTP, we focus on the variety of relationships that emerged between different sets of partners and between the same partners over time.

The LTTP was and is a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of the Government of Liberia. This chapter mainly examines LTTP I, which was implemented between November 2006 and March 2010 by a consortium of organizations associated with the Educational Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP2): the Academy for Educational Development (AED), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Mississippi Consortium for International Development (MCID).

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