Appraising and Testing World Bank Maintained Hypotheses on Basic Education in a Comparative Institutional Context (R-26)

Appraising and Testing World Bank Maintained Hypotheses on Basic Education in a Comparative Institutional Context (R-26)

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  • Saturday | 01 Jan, 2000
  • Shahrukh Rafi Khan
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Shahrukh Rafi Khan, SDPI 2000 Abstract Given how influential the World Bank is in the development field and given the structural changes it can bring about in most borrowing countries in most sectors, it is important to examine its policies carefully.  We use the education sector in Pakistan as a case study for this purpose and conceptually and empirically examine several World Bank endorsed or maintained hypotheses.  We have conceptual reservations on important policy initiatives that have been implemented and/or are being endorsed.  However, we refute several but not all the maintained hypotheses.