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Christopher S. C. Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries. Cambria Publishing, Cambria, 2011. ISBN: 9781604977257. Pages: 252.
Rooted in a consideration of trends related to the knowledge-based economy and international development, the author of this book seeks to shape the mainstream debates on the role of higher education in poverty reduction. The attempt is made to empirically demonstrate the connection between higher education and poverty reduction in developing countries, within the framework of policy analysis. Whether developing countries are active participants or only passive consumers in the global economy is also issue discussed in this book. The author includes an examination of the impact of development agencies on the education agendas for developing countries, with specific reference to the World Bank. An important aspect of this study focuses on the exploration of the impact of cross-border partnerships between universities in developing and developed countries on development agencies’ poverty reduction strategies.