Producing Literacy and Civil Society: The Case of Senegal

  title={Producing Literacy and Civil Society: The Case of Senegal},
  author={Bjorn Harald Nordtveit},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  pages={175 - 198}
  • B. Nordtveit
  • Published 17 January 2008
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Comparative Education Review
Donor and financial institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and others, often promote market-based solutions for the delivery of public services in developing countries. This article examines the use of such market approaches by the World Bank to hire for-profit and nonprofit nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to implement a Women’s Literacy Project (WLP) in Senegal. This particular project has been touted as one of the “best” of the large literacy… 

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