Amel Karboul, CEO of the Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), spoke at the Challenges of Government Conference, convened by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. The event brings together experts from government, private sector and civil society to discuss policies and strategies to address the world’s toughest problems.
Karboul spoke on a panel discussion addressing the question “How can government commissioning achieve better outcomes?” together with Dr. Mara Airoldi, the Director of the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government and Caroline Mason, the Chief Executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Building from her experience in both the public and private sectors, Karboul stressed that while governments have primary accountability for providing free and equitable education for all, they will need to be innovative and seek partnerships to solve the learning crisis. She said: “We have to take a much broader, much more innovative new approach…We have to integrate non-profits and civil society in the solution.” This new approach could build a bridge between the public and private sectors and make the most of all stakeholders’ strengths.
Watch the video of the panel here.