Unequal Partners Reviewed in the Harvard Africa Policy Journal

Elizabeth R. Bruce wrote a wonderful review of my book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa in the Harvard Africa Policy Journal (Spring 2018). it is a publication dedicated to promoting dialogue about African policy and current affairs in the realms of governance, law, education, business, health, design, and culture. Here is an extract of the review. You can subscribe to the journal by visiting  this webpage.

Jaumont leverages a monumentally large dataset to provide a rare insider’s perspective of U.S. foundations’ efforts to transform higher education in Africa at the dawn of the 21st century.

Jaumont largely succeeds in the difficult task he sets for himself […] bypassing the well-trod debate about the hegemonic roles of large U.S. foundations while still acknowledging the asymmetries of power and manipulative discourses they produce to emphasize instead the complexity of the grantor-grantee relationship.

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Philanthropy in Education: Interaction with the Public Sector

I recently took part in a panel on philanthropy and education during the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Mexico City (CIES 2018), Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue. The panel focused on the interplay at both policy and delivery level between the public sector and the philanthropic one. Funding to higher education is dependent on both national and global shifts in the grantors’ country, and in the receptiveness of African governments and institutions to the modalities of private funding. Neo-liberal trends influencing foundations have promoted the notion of the knowledge economy, which sees higher education as crucial for economic growth.

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What Is the Influence of American Foundations on Universities in Africa?

What is the influence of American foundations on universities in Africa?
By Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC

University of Cape Town, South Africa: $80,902,000
Largest donor: Gates Foundation

University of Makere, Uganda: $42,352,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation

University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: $28,742,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation

University of Ghana: $19,992,000
Largest donor: Ford Foundation

University of Ibadan, Nigeria: $14,162,000
Largest donor: MacArthur Foundation

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[FR] Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?

Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?
Par Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC

Université du Cap. Afrique du Sud : 80 902 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Gates

Université Makere. Ouganda : 42 352 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Rockefeller

Université de Kwazulu-Natal, Afrique du Sud : 28 742 000 $
Premier donateur : Carnegie Corporation of New York

Université du Ghana, 19 992 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Ford

Université d’Ibadan, Nigeria : 14 162 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation MacArthur

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[video] My Interview for NORRAG – Relationship Between American Foundations and Universities in Africa

Last November, I was in Geneva to present my research on philanthropy and education, as well as my book Unequal Partners, at the Inaugural Symposium, “Philanthropy on Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives.” Below is an interview I gave after my presentation, “Reconsidering development: Rethinking the relationship between American foundations and universities in Africa.”

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[Parution] Partenaires inégaux. Fondations américaines et universités en Afrique

Communiqué de presse – Editions Maison des sciences de l’homme

Partenaires inégaux. Fondations américaines et universités en Afrique

Collection “le(bien)commun”
En vente en librairie à partir du 12 février 2018 ou en ligne www.lcdpu.fr
Isbn : 978-2-7351-2400-8 | 184 p. | 16 €

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