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May 15, 2011

A Foundation Collaboration in Africa Ends With Mixed Results

Akin Akintunde for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Women work in a computer lab at Nigeria’s Bayero University, which received more than $8-million from the MacArthur Foundation as part of a foundation partnership.

After 10 years and hundreds of millions of dollars, a major philanthropic effort to develop African universities ended last year, leaving behind a string of accomplishments but also some missteps along the way.

Known as the Partnership for Higher Edu...

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