ERIC Number: EJ720962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 35
Politicization of Bilateral Aid and Educational Development in Pakistan
Educational Studies, v31 n3 p235-250 Sep 2005
Increasing international cooperation and interdependence are important features of the contemporary globalized world. In the present age, foreign aid is a very peculiar type of transaction in the sense that its focus is to satisfy the objectives of the donor and the recipient, which are not always the same. This paper attempts to analyse the situation of US and British aid to Pakistan's education sector. The role of international donors in the development of the education sector in Pakistan cannot be underestimated. They have been even more important for this developing country which has faced financial crises, particularly during the 1990s. These financial hardships faced by the country were mainly the outcome of the changed regional, political, as well as the geostrategic situation which also caused the change in the behaviour of international donors. It is especially true in the case of the USA and the UK where the aid to Pakistan was seriously affected by the changed situation in Afghanistan, political changes within the country, its nuclear programme and more recently the events of 9/11. This discussion reflects that the potential benefits of the aid were not reaped adequately due mainly to disruption and resumption of aid on the grounds of the geopolitical situation and strategic interests of donors.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Donors, International Cooperation, Educational Policy, Developing Nations, Financial Support, Political Influences
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Pakistan