The Structural Adjustment Program and education reform in Kenya
I researched on the role the World Bank's Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) played in education reform policies formulated and implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) in Kenya between 1980 and 2000. My key respondents were the World Bank education specialist at the Kenya Office, and two senior officials with in the MOEST.
My research primarily consisted of open-ended interviews guided by my basic research question. I analyzed the resultant data thematically based on the broad categories generated by my basic research questions. I triangulated interview data with extensive document analyses and direct informal observations of salient issues raised during interviewing. My findings revealed that the SAP adjustment credits were closely intertwined with the MOEST education reform policies between 1980 and 2000. Indeed, the SAP adjustment credits seem to have playing a pivotal role in the formulation and implementation of MOEST education reforms.
My conclusions reveal notable benefits in favor of sustainable local development, apparent as a result of these close interactions and partnerships. I recommend further longitudinal and cross national research studies to explore these emergent findings further.
0700: Social structure
0331: African history