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close this bookImproving Higher Education in Developing Countries (WB; 1993; 80 pages)
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Improving Higher Education in Developing Countries


Angela Ransom
Siew-Mun Khoo
Viswanathan Selvaratnam

Manuel Castells
I. G. Patel
Adriaan M. Verspoor

The World Bank
Washington, D.C.

© 1993
The International Bank for Reconstruction
and Development / THE WORLD BANK
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433, U.S.A.

All rights reserved
Manufactured in the United States of America
First printing August 1993
Second printing May 1995

The Economic Development Institute (EDI) was established by the World Bank in 1955 to train officials concerned with development planning, policymaking, investment analysis, and project implementation in member developing countries. At present the substance of the EDI's work emphasizes macroeconomic and sectoral economic policy analysis. Through a variety of courses, seminars, and workshops, most of which are given overseas in cooperation with local institutions, the EDI seeks to sharpen analytical skills wed in policy analysis and to broaden understanding of the experience of individual countries with economic development. Although the EDI's publications are designed to support its training activities, many are of interest to a much broader audience. EDI materials, including any findings, interpretations, and conclusions, are entirely those of the authors and should not be attributed in any manner to the World Bank, to its affiliated organizations, or to members of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent.

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At the time of writing, Angela Ransom was a research analyst in the Human Resources Division of the World Bank's Economic Development Institute; Siew-Mun Khoo was chief librarian at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Viswanathan Selvaratnam is a higher-education specialist in the World Bank's Education and Social Policy Department.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Ransom, Angela, 1956-

Improving higher education in developing countries / Angela
Ransom, Siew-Mun Khoo, Viswanathan Selvaratnam; contributors,
Manuel Castells, I.G. Patel, Adriaan Verspoor.
p. cm.-(EDI seminar series.)

This report summarizes the proceedings of the seminar organized by
the Economic Development Institute and the Education and Employment
Division, Population and Human Resources Department of the World
Bank, in collaboration with the Institute of Strategic and
International Studies, Malaysia.

ISBN 0-8213-2216-8


1. Education, Higher-Developing countries-Aims and objectives-Congresses.
2. Education and state-Developing countries-Congresses. I. Khoo, Siew-Mun. II. Selvaratnam, Viswanathan III. Title. IV. Series.

LC2610.R36 1993


EDI Catalog No. 155/030


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