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Higher education in Francophone Africa: what tools can be used to support financially-sustainable policies

Gioan, Pierre Antoine

Abstract:
The Higher education and research sector in the French -speaking countries of Africa has been in a state of severe crisis, stemming from an increasing disparity between the requirements vital to providing high quality education and the available resources.  This working paper aims to: 1) highlight the factors which lead to the development of such a situation, 2) identify the conditions for creating a framework to regulate the trends in the higher education and research sector and make them more financially sustainable; and 3) review the tools which could be used to guarantee the long term financing of this sector and thus help to guarantee its quality and relevance.  The author posits that despite difficulties that higher education systems in the Francophone African countries face, it is possible to define and introduce balanced policies that are financially sustainable and socially acceptable as, long as certain tools are used.  These tools are supplied in tabular form in an appendix.  

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Title of Paper: Higher education in Francophone Africa: what tools can be used to support financially-sustainable policies
Publisher: World Bank
City: Washington DC., USA.


Date:2008
Document Type:Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Higher Education, Funding of Higher Education, Francophone Africa, Higher Education Systems, Management, Higher Education Policy, Sustainability, Stakeholders


File Size:1.16 MB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this book was granted by the World Bank
Additional information:The material in this publication is copyrighted by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/ The World Bank. Copying and/or transmitting portions or all of this work without permission may be a violation of applicable law
Date Added:08 August 2008


Gioan, Pierre Antoine (2008). Higher education in Francophone Africa: what tools can be used to support financially-sustainable policies The international Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Washington DC., USA