Knowledge-based aid: a four agency comparative study

McGrath, S. and King, K. (2004) Knowledge-based aid: a four agency comparative study. International Journal of Educational Development, 24(2), pp. 167-181. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2003.10.008)

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Part of the response of many development cooperation agencies to the challenges of globalisation, ICTs and the knowledge economy is to emphasise the importance of knowledge for development. This paper looks at the discourses and practices of “knowledge-based aid” through an exploration of four agencies: the World Bank, DFID, Sida and JICA. It seeks to analyse whether knowledge-based aid leads to greater focus on agencies’ own needs rather than those of Southern partners. It also questions whether it makes them better at learning from these partners or more intent on a one-way, North–South transfer of knowledge.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGrath, Professor Simon
Authors: McGrath, S., and King, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:International Journal of Educational Development
ISSN (Online):1873-4871
Published Online:07 February 2004

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