The Role of Foreign Aid in Education and Development: Field Experiences, Examples from East Africa

  • Ibolya Tomory
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


Education is an important service which can be financed from local sources of a country. However, many countries have a large uneducated population, people who are unable to make significant progress. International organizations have been calling for different ways to support the education sector for a long time. What determines the success of a development program? This study provides an insight into some programs, pilots and the socio-cultural background of the participants. It is based on participant observation and ethnographic interviewing methodology.


Educational development Cultural-sensitive planning Foreign aid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trefort Agoston Centre of Engineering EducationObuda UniversityBudapestHungary

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