Title: An innovative approach to official development assistance to ICT for education in Bangladesh

Authors: Esoul Moon; Kyungsuk Chang; Byungsoo Min

Addresses: Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Jeongdong Bldg., 21-15, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04518, South Korea ' Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Jeongdong Bldg., 21-15, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04518, South Korea ' Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Jeongdong Bldg., 21-15, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04518, South Korea

Abstract: Upon joining the OECD-DAC in 2010, the Korean government has made continuous efforts to improve its ODA and meet international calls for sharing its experiences. This preliminary study aims to suggest a viable approach to effective international development cooperation through official development assistance (ODA) to information and communications technology (ICT) for education, Bangladesh. Data collection primarily relies on secondary sources including documents and research reports. The data analysis reveals that there has been an increasing emphasis on the effectiveness and quality developmental cooperation. At the centre of the emphasis are partnership, alignment and harmonisation, creativity and innovation between donor and recipient countries for better and sustainable development, not a unilateral aid from donor countries. Implications are drawn for effective integrating ICT into education from the findings, visions and challenges. The study proposes a comprehensive, innovative and creative international educational development cooperation model for customised and sustainable educational development assistance.

Keywords: ODA; official development assistance; OECD DAC; Development Assistance Committee; Bangladesh; country partnership strategy; IDC; international development cooperation; innovation; creativity; quality control; ICT; information and communications technology; information technology; educational technology; South Korea; developmental cooperation; sustainable development; sustainability; educational development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2016.079757

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2016 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.178 - 189

Received: 27 Oct 2015
Accepted: 03 Jun 2016

Published online: 05 Oct 2016 *

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