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Funded by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment (E3), USAID’s Bureaus and worldwide Missions, and the U.S. Department of State, Higher Education for Development (HED) mobilizes the expertise and resources of the higher education community to address global development challenges by facilitating and managing higher education partnerships.

These partnerships provide training, applied research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and program implementation, which are critical to furthering the U.S. government’s foreign assistance goals. In FY2012, HED managed a total of 70 active partnerships in 37 countries.