Private foundations, philanthropy, and partnership in education and development: mapping the terrain
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 30, Number 5 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
There has been increasing interest on the role of private foundations in education finance and delivery. We argue that this is due to a macro-policy context of stagnating levels of official development assistance for education and an uncritical acceptance of a logic of neutrality and the efficiency and effectiveness of of partnerships and philanthropy. This paper reports on the results of a literature review on private foundations in education and development. It found significant contestation against the claims of neutrality, efficiency, effectiveness. It also identifies salient methodological and substantive issues for the development of a research agenda on the issue.
Srivastava, P. & Oh, S.A. Private foundations, philanthropy, and partnership in education and development: mapping the terrain. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(5), 460-471. Elsevier Ltd.