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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

'O' Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Capacity Building and the Role of Education in Personal and Social Transformation in Developing Countries: An Argument for a Grounded Theory Model?

Dr Gido Mapunda.

Initially the paper explores the role of OECD donor countries in the context of developing countries. It examines such role in terms of capacity building in developing countries. Some basic questions include: what does OECD mean to developing nations? What is the role of donor countries? What should be the role of donor countries? Is there an argument for a grounded model approach on how donor countries deal with developing countries?

Arguably, donor countries are intent on making a positive socio-economic difference in developing countries. To that end, the paper proposes that the role of education and research in personal and social transformation in developing countries is paramount.


Dr Gido Mapunda  (Australia)
School of International Business, University of South Australia

Born in Tanzania but now lives in South Australia. Has a masters degree from Monash university and a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Socio-economic and educational research

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)