Unequal Partners

American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa

  • Fabrice Jaumont

Part of the Philanthropy and Education book series (PHILAED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Ecology of U.S. Foundations in Africa

  3. The Commonalities of Philanthropic Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Fabrice Jaumont
      Pages 41-50
    3. Fabrice Jaumont
      Pages 51-66
    4. Fabrice Jaumont
      Pages 67-77
  4. Foundations & the Question of Legitimacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Fabrice Jaumont
      Pages 81-97
    3. Fabrice Jaumont
      Pages 99-109
    4. Fabrice Jaumont
      Pages 111-123
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 135-170

About this book


This book offers a nuanced analysis of a US-led foundation initiative of uncommon ambition, featuring seven foundations with a shared commitment to strengthen capacity in higher education in Sub-Saharan African universities. The book examines the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the novel context in which philanthropy operates today. This study therefore assesses the shifting grounds on which higher education globally is positioned and the role of global philanthropy within these changing contexts. This is especially important in a moment where higher education is once again recognized as a driver of development and income growth, where knowledge economies requiring additional levels of education are displacing economies predicated on manufacturing, and in a context where higher education itself appears increasingly precarious and under dramatic pressures to adapt to new conditions.    


Foundation Africa Higher Education Partnership for Higher Education in Africa Carnegie Corporation of New York Rockefeller Hewlett Capacity Building Academic Network development education higher education

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabrice Jaumont
    • 1
  1. 1.New York, NYUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59346-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59348-1
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