Multinational Corporations, Education and United Nations Development Goals: A Literature Review
Political and Administrative Studies, Kampala International University, Uganda
Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria
Data nadesłania: 22-03-2022
Data ostatniej rewizji: 21-10-2022
Data akceptacji: 24-10-2022
Data publikacji online: 20-12-2022
Data publikacji: 10-01-2023
Autor do korespondencji
Ismail Bello   

Political and Administrative Studies, Kampala International University, Gbagba Road, 10102, Kampala, Uganda
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2022;58(3):239-257
This article reviews works of literature on the intervention of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in the achievement of education-related Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing from conceptual and empirical papers published from 2000 to 2020, we identify that education is central to achieving development goals. The lack of requisite knowledge of these goals may hamper their implementation. We focused on interventions of MNCs like Microsoft, Oando, Nestle, Lego, ING Bank, Standard Chartered, Price Water Coopers (PWC), and Hess Corporation in promoting educational equality and development in line with MDGs and SDGs. The findings showed that the MNC's intervention in education in their respective areas has led to considerable improvement in infrastructure development, school enrolment, and quality output, among others. The paper submits that improving education has dual benefits for both society and the MNCs; government should engage MNCs to use their intervention to assist in achieving the SDGs. Compared to these corporations' annual revenue and profits, the scope of their intervention is still very small, and the impact is not felt in the global south. There is a need to increase financial commitment to achieve this development goal by 2030.
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