May 1, 2011
Big Foundations' Africa Partnership Offers Lessons for U.S. Universities
Akin Akintunde for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
After 10 years and hundreds of millions of dollars, a major philanthropic effort to develop African higher education ended last year, leaving behind a string of accomplishments and some lessons on how American universities can help their African counterparts.
Consisting of seven American foundations, the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa provided $440-million to institutions and scholars in nine countries, making it one of the largest international efforts to assist