Higher Education

, Volume 68, Issue 6, pp 943–958

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Can funding for university partnerships between Africa and the US contribute to social development and poverty reduction?


DOI: 10.1007/s10734-014-9753-x

Cite this article as:
Collins, C.S. High Educ (2014) 68: 943. doi:10.1007/s10734-014-9753-x


This study explores US funding for university partnerships between the US and Africa. The primary objective was to study how funds are facilitated through partnerships to promote social development and poverty reduction. Findings include the innovative and resilient nature of the 11 projects included in the study as well as pitfalls in the bureaucratic system that administers the grants.


International partnerships Development funding Bureaucracy 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Higher EducationAzusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA

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