Primer on Expanding Women's Access to Higher Education
In Support of the USAID Higher Education Learning Agenda
This document supports USAID’s Higher Education (HE) Learning Agenda and the goals of USAID’s HE Program Framework. This primer presents learning to strengthen evidence-based activity implementation to assist USAID Missions, implementing partners, and other practitioners in supporting higher education programming to improve access, retention, and completion for women.
This primer captures key considerations under Question 9 of the ten learning questions of the USAID Higher Education Learning Agenda: “How can higher education access, retention, and completion rates be improved for underrepresented populations?” This learning agenda question is multi-dimensional; therefore, this primer focuses on the question in the context of women’s access, retention, and completion in higher education.