ERIC Number: ED310661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Higher Education in Francophone West Africa. An EDI Policy Seminar Report, Number 12.
Meetings were held in Senegal in 1985, in Cote d'Ivoire in 1986, and in Zimbabwe in 1987, concerning the current state of higher education finance in Africa, the structure of unit costs, and the role of development assistance agencies and other sources of financial support. Reports are presented concerning the macroeconomic perspective, internal efficiency, external efficiency (manpower and quality), and alternative sources of financing (private sector contributions and student financing). Common views emerged on: (1) the unlikelihood of additional public resources becoming available for higher education; (2) the more efficient use of existing resources; (3) the substantial public sacrifice required to implement adjustment strategies; (4) the need to increase the private costs of higher education, by reducing public expenditures on student subsidies and non-academic expenditures; (5) the need for curriculum and course improvement and promotion of regional collaboration through supra-national institutions; and (6) the need for continued financial and technical support from development assistance agencies. Meeting agendas and participant lists are appended. (KM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, Student Costs
The World Bank, 1818 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20433 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa