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Title:The Effects of International Governmental Donor Agencies on Institution-Building: A Case Study of United States Agency for International Development's Assistance to the North-West Frontier Province Agricultural University, Peshawar
Author(s):Malik, Arshad Salim
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Fley, Jo Ann
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Administration
Education, Agricultural
Education, Higher
Abstract:This study examined the dynamics of aid-giving behavior by international governmental donor agencies in institution-building and the effects of such aid on recipient institutions. It was done via the case study approach by examining the multi-million dollar assistance offered to the North-West Frontier Province Agricultural University (NWFP AU) at Peshawar, Pakistan by the United States Agency for International Development (US AID) under a ten-year long project (1984-1994) entitled Transformation and Integration of the Provincial Agricultural Network (TIPAN). The technical portion of this project was implemented by a consortium of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, while the construction component was implemented by the U.S. architectural and engineering firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.
The main conclusion reached by this study with regard to the dynamics of US AID's assistance to the NWFP AU was that it was driven primarily by the foreign policy considerations of the United States. However, the specifics of how this assistance was to be used were negotiated among the US AID officials, the design team members from the UIUC-SIUC consortium, the officials from the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan, and the NWFP AU leadership. The salient features of the TIPAN Project display specific aspects of selected theories of development such as modernization, human capital, dependency, and world-system.
With regard to the specific outcomes of the TIPAN Project as observed during the 1984-92 period, this study concluded that the decision to transplant the U.S. land grant model and its attendant features in the setting at Peshawar did not pay off as anticipated, which indicates that US AID failed to learn lessons from its past failures of similar efforts in other Third World countries. The problem of sustaining numerous changes now is presenting an enormous challenge for the contractors and the NWFP AU leadership. In the last chapter, the study made several recommendations for sustaining the gains from the TIPAN Project.
Issue Date:1993
Description:351 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9329106
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1993

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