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Looking Back on the Lessons of "Higher Education and Developing Countries: Peril and Promise": Perspectives on China and India

David Bloom, Philip G. Altbach () and Henry Rosovsky ()
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Philip G. Altbach: Boston College
Henry Rosovsky: Harvard University

No 10294, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: In 2000, Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise was published. This report, cosponsored by The World Bank and UNESCO, came at a time of transition in higher education worldwide and helped shape higher education policy and thinking in several developing countries. This article looks at some of the main arguments in Peril and Promise. It focuses particularly on how two key countries, China and India, have developed in light of the key recommendations in Peril and Promise.

Keywords: higher education policy; developing countries; higher education; peril and promise; China; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I25 I28 I29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-10
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