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USAID Higher Education Program Framework

Read this framework which depicts USAID’s common understanding of a higher education system, commitment to key higher education outcomes, and ways of engaging with higher education to achieve these outcomes.


The Higher Education Program Framework presents USAID’s approach to three key outcomes that USAID programming promotes across sectors within a higher education system:

1. Developing the capacity of individuals and higher education institutions (HEIs)2 so that they can improve their performance

2. Strengthening partnerships and transnational relationships that can sustain performance improvement

3. Promoting higher education as a central actor in locally led development