Several low cost chains are basing teaching decisions on local needs including Bridge, Omega and BRAC. Intrinsic motivation is also observed among teachers in developing countries. The regulatory environment is also key in ensuring they are able to do so whilst simultaneously holding them accountable for their student outcomes. Our work through Education Markets for the Poor research initiative will also aim to analyze teacher retention rates in schools in two localities Kasoa, Ghana and Adjeromi-Ifelodun, Lagos, Nigeria. Although, this may only be a snapshot.