This project addresses a dearth of scholarship on higher education (HE) in low-income countries when the revitalisation of African HE is increasingly prominent in international policy. It provides new evidence in support of more socially inclusive HE in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).This mixed-methods study of one public and one private case study university in each of two African countries involved 200 student life history interviews, 200 staff and policymaker interviews, and the completion of 100 Equity Scorecards (ESC). ESCs are high-impact tools conveying complex statistical data to multiple constituencies to aid evidence-informed policy development and evaluation.
Morley, L et al (2011) Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Developing an Equity Scorecard ESRC Impact Report, RES-167-25-0078. Swindon: ESRC Files