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Asia Pacific Education Review

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 61–71 | Cite as

Education and poverty reduction in the periphery: Can the new development assistance model achieve its goals in lao peoples democratic republic?

  • Don Adams
  • Geok Hwa Kee
  • Lin Lin
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Abstract

Although there has been dramatic economic development in parts of Asia approximately one-third of the Asian population live in poverty. In response to the persistence of poverty a new international development assistance model supported by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and many other international agencies is emerging with a major focus on alleviation of po paper will examine educational implications of the new model in one of Asia’s poorest countries, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. Attention is given to: (1) the changing social, economic and policy contexts within which Lao education functions; (2) the strategic concepts associated with the model of poverty reduction; (3) two potential scenarios of propoor educational change; and (4) assessment of the feasibility of each scenario in increasing the equality of educational and social opportunities for the poor.

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Basic Education Poverty Reduction Education Sector Education Development Asian Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

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