New partnerships and education policy in Asia and the Pacific
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 30, Number 5 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Forming more effective partnerships with national governments in the Asia-Pacific region has been an important policy focus for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) since 2006. AusAID is increasingly engaging in sector-wide approaches and working through partner government systems. This paper explores how new partnerships are impacting education policy in the vastly different contexts of Lao PDR, Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines from 2006 to 2009. Conclusions are that policy discourse and current practice indicate an active effort to develop partnerships in education with donors and partner governments. But the reality in the field is that while sector-wide approaches are outlined in policy discourse, practice indicates loosely harmonized arrangements with like-minded donors, and slow progress toward sector-wide involvement.
Cassity, E. New partnerships and education policy in Asia and the Pacific. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(5), 508-517. Elsevier Ltd.