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From Manpower Planning to the Knowledge Era: World Bank Policies on Higher Education in Africa

Samoff, Joel; Carrol, Bidemi

Abstract:
The contemporary distress of Africa’s universities has multiple causes. Prominent among them in the view of many observers has been the pressure of World Bank policies. Over more than two decades, those policies have characterized higher education in Africa as inefficient and expensive and have called for redirecting resources to other education sub-sectors, increasing student fees, and privatization. To address that critique and to consider more broadly the significance for Africa of the World Bank’s notions of the appropriate roles of higher education, we explore World Bank policies on higher education for Africa and their consequences.

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Document Title: From Manpower Planning to the Knowledge Era: World Bank Policies on Higher Education in Africa
City and Country: Paris


Date:2003
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:International
Keywords:Policy Analysis, Policy Development, Higher Education Policy, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, World Bank Policies


File Size:6.62 MB
Additional information:UNESCO Forum Occasional Paper Series No. 2
Date Added:22 July 2011


From Manpower Planning to the Knowledge Era: World Bank Policies on Higher Education in Africa