Robert Nolan, executive director of communications and content strategy at Carnegie Corporation of New York, reviewed my book Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa for Carnegie Reporter.
Assessing global philanthropy — and strategic partnerships — in an age of funding gaps.
By Robert Nolan
In his recent book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Fabrice Jaumont, the education attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States, offers an important case study on one of the most ambitious foundation collaborations ever undertaken, the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA). The brainchild of the presidents of five prestigious American foundations at the turn of the 21st century, the PHEA sought to support the “indispensable contribution of higher education to social and economic development” in Africa and accelerate the “processes of comprehensive modernization and strengthening of universities in selected countries.”
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