A Multi-Case Study Evaluation of Four Higher Education Partnerships
Applying the HED Theory of Change in a retrospective regional evaluation in Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, and Macedonia
Higher Education Development's (HED) theory of change is grounded in an extensive literature review of policy and research papers on higher education and global development and consultation with experts in higher education global engagement. However, it had not been applied to a retrospective evaluation of any of its partnerships. Thus, the purpose of this study was to further test the theory of change by applying it to a retrospective evaluation and to learn about the impact of the partnerships.
The HED Theory of Change emphasizes both process and results and posits that higher education institutions are key to economic growth and the advancement of societies. Attaining sustainable human and social development goals through higher education can only be attained, however, by starting with a solid global engagement management foundation. A strong management foundation takes into consideration and applies best practices in strategic planning and results-based management.