The Role of International Development Organisations in Education Development in Nepal: A Case Study of Nepal and New Zealand

Year: 2019

Author: Thapa, Eurica

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Drawing on Amartya Sen’s Capability approach, this study explores and analyses teachers’ training, which is part of education aid conducted by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in Nepal in partnership with International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs) of New Zealand and the United States of America. Scholars argue that usually there is no attempt to analyse aid recipient country’s educational requirements. Plus, there is a research gap around the benefits of including civil society in educational development. Acknowledging these research gaps this study aims to understand the role of INGOs and the educational requirements of the country mainly from the freedom perspective of students and teachers. The goal of the research is todevelop a framework that will serve as locally aspired teachers’ training model for schools in Nepal. Yet anothergoal of the research is to strengthen the capability approach by integrating aspects of critical pedagogy to incorporate the power dimension in education and how it affects the distribution of education and pupils of diverse backgrounds.It also intends to fill in the research gap of including students who are supposed to benefit from aid. Also, it provides a human angle rather than an economic angle to understand the problems related to educational aid in Nepal.