The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia

Cases of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

  • Yasushi Hirosato
  • Yuto Kitamura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical and Analytical Framework

  3. An Overview

  4. Country Case Studies

    1. Cambodia

      1. Sitha Chhinh, Sideth S. Dy
        Pages 113-129
      2. Keng Chansopheak
        Pages 131-152
      3. Chet Chealy
        Pages 153-165
    2. Vietnam

    3. Lao PDR

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-325

About this book


This book presents policy debate and analysis of educational reform context, process, and capacity - mainly in Southeast Asian countries - and calls for a new political economy of educational reforms and capacity development. The conceptual/analytical framework addresses both the efficiency and equity dimensions of educational reforms; encompasses all the stakeholders in the process of educational reforms; and suggests whose capacity needs to be developed. Country cases, targeting Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and featuring Southeast Asia/country experts as contributors, offer in-depth analyses of the dynamics of educational reform context, process and capacity, and examine efficiency, equity, and quality issues in basic and higher education.

This book is a highly relevant source of information for education policy makers and planners, and will help researchers to understand the innovative way to analyse educational reforms and capacity development in developing countries.


access to education capacity development education education policy education reform educational development educational reform political economy southeast asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasushi Hirosato
    • 1
  • Yuto Kitamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Asian Development BankPhilippines
  2. 2.Nagoya UniversityJapan

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