and private sector linkages for finding solutions to development
Europe and the New Independent States:
institutions of higher education in this region so as to
facilitate transition, economic growth and democracy.
example, USAID is helping to form partnerships between higher
education institutions and private sector in the Carpathian
region, to enhance the ability of the local colleges to provide
local and national development services in support of USAID's
Agency Strategic Goal:
Human capacity built through education and
Number of inter institutional higher education partnerships
Performance Goal 4
responsiveness of in country institutions
of higher education to local and national
Inter institutional higher education
partnerships are formed that facilitate
Source: USAID R4s.
Figures include partnerships
facilitated through the Historically Black Colleges and University
initiative, the University Development Linkages Project, the
cooperative agreement with the Association Liaison Office for
University Cooperation in Development, and programs sponsored by the
*The figures indicate new starts in 1997 (base) and in
Eleven U.S. universities have partnered with fourteen local
institutions of higher education in a geographical area covering
nine countries from the Baltic States to Albania.
partnerships have been important in legitimizing MBA training and
degrees in the region.
In Poland, for example, the capacity to
train entrepreneurs in business skills has been strengthened by
establishing seven Polish management training institutions.