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Mobilizing Private Capital for African Higher Education: Essential for Accelerating the SDGs

Financing the higher education of African students, including in global universities, can be structured to attract private capital. Last week, I was humbled to be a speaker at the “FT Investing for Good USA: Mobilizing Private Capital to Meet the SDGs,” an event by Financial Times Live in New York. Together with John Duong, Managing Director

14 scholarships and bursaries you can apply for right now

South Africa’s universities will soon open their doors to the class of 2019, with thousands of new students expected to fill lecture halls and classrooms on their way to getting various qualifications on offer. Bursaries are offered by institutions and companies to make it affordable for people to study who would otherwise not be able

Closing the gender gap in African labor markets is good economics

Differing levels of economic advancement, social stigma, and religion all govern norms on whether a woman should be in the labor market, her occupation, and compensation. While progress had been made in gender equality in global labor markets thanks to economic and social advancement, progress is more limited in Africa due to high poverty and