Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
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A Look At Neoliberal Forces, Decentralisation and the Cost-Sharing of Education. Are Vietnam’s Socialisation of Basic Schooling and Nepal’s Decentralisation of Education Equitable Solutions?

Shibani Arushi Rao and Thomas Georgas

One of the biggest concerns about the widespread decentralisation of education is the possible lack of equity, and the perception that the government is shirking one of its key responsibilities – a public good is becoming a private enterprise. Socialisation of education in Vietnam and the decentralisation of education in Nepal are two models that are very differently implementing this process. Both countries have several similarities, being post-conflict societies heavily influenced by communist ideologies. This paper explores how these societies are rolling out decentralisation, and what this means for their most vulnerable citizens.