Educational Development of NGO Beneficiaries in Bangladesh: A Disjunction between Programmes and Implementation

  •  Mohammad Aktaruzzaman Khan    
  •  Md Aminul Islam    
  •  Anees Janee Ali    


This study examines the relationship between NGO programmes and their clients’ educational development. NGOs play a very significant role with a view to achieving their development goal. Developing countries consider education as the key aspect for their socio-economic development. The study focuses on this perspective and asks the relationship between NGOs’ socio-economic and training programmes (by Kirkpatrick’s training taxonomy) and educational development of their beneficiaries. A quantitative research approach was employed to investigate this relationship. A total of 300 responses from three leading NGOs were analysed using multiple regression analysis. The results suggest that NGOs’ informal education and two training dimensions (learning and behaviour) contribute significantly to their clients’ education while health, micro-credit, and the other training dimensions (reaction and result) have on effect. These findings have implications for strategic roles of NGOs also for future research in filling the gap between their programmes and implementation.

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