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Kirsten Wild

Doctor of Philosophy, (Development Studies)
Study Completed: 2008
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
Aid, education and adventure. Exploring the impact of development scholarships on women's lives

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Ms Wild’s research explored the long-term impact of development scholarship schemes on women’s lives. She examined the experiences of a group of women from developing nations who have completed tertiary training in New Zealand through a scholarship scheme funded by the New Zealand Agency for International Development. Her research found that the opportunities provided by this scholarship scheme have translated into a number of key benefits for female participants, including new opportunities to represent their organisations at home and abroad; greater participation in international research and policy forums; increased control over negotiations with foreign consultants; and an enhanced commitment to collaboration with other development professionals in the ASEAN region.

Professor Regina Scheyvens
Mr John Overton
Dr Robyn Andrews