What went wrong for Bridge Academies in Uganda?

With high-profile investments from Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Bridge International Academies set up 63 low-cost private schools in Uganda. Now, the Ministry of Education is set to shut them down, arguing they cut corners and didn't meet standards. Bridge refutes the allegations and some see the crackdown as part of a broader campaign from public sector unions to limit private enterprise. Devex investigates how the project went sour.

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  • Andrew Green

    Andrew Green is a Devex Correspondent based in Berlin. His coverage focuses primarily on health and human rights and he has previously worked as Voice of America's South Sudan bureau chief and the Center for Public Integrity's web editor.