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Understanding the Human Capital Benefits of a Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration of Kazakhstan’s Bolashak Program

Laura W. Pernaa, Kata Orosza, Zakir Jumakulov, Understanding the human capital benefits of a government-funded international scholarship program: An exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak program, International Journal of Educational Development Volume 40, Elsevier, 2014. 

This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program – Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program – and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital development for individuals and the sponsoring nation.