USAID Higher Education Landscape Analysis 2014-2018
The objective of the Higher Education Landscape Analysis was to conduct a comprehensive review of USAID’s work engaging higher education (HE) across sectors and regions during fiscal years 2014-2018. As recipient, partner, and implementer of USAID funding, higher education is central to the missions of USAID. However, it is difficult to understand higher education’s rich contribution across the Agency due to current reporting requirements and the siloed nature of work within operating units. This Landscape Analysis sought to bring clarity and coherence to higher education-related activities taking place across the Agency. Specifically, this analysis had four key objectives:
- Determine what HE engagement, both with U.S. and host-country institutions, happened across USAID Operating Units from FY 2014 to FY 2018.
- Identify successes, challenges, lessons learned, and gaps of higher education program implementation across the Agency.
- Share experiences on the contribution of HE programming to achieving development priorities across sectors in order to better communicate to internal and external stakeholders the breadth and depth of HE programming.
- Inform future USAID HE programming and how higher education institutions (HEIs) can be integrated into programming.