El Salvador Higher Education for Economic Growth Project

El Salvador Higher Education for Economic Growth Project

Country: El Salvador
Duration: July 2014 to December 2018
Funder: USAID
Contact:  Jennifer.Shin@worldlearning.org

World Learning’s Education and Capacity Development team is part of a consortium organized to manage a five-year USAID funded project - El Salvador Higher Education for Economic Growth Project (Proyecto de USAID de Educación Superior para el Crecimiento Económico). The project aims to transform El Salvador’s higher education system to help stimulate broad-based economic growth and social development.

The Project is a key element of USAID’s Partnership for Growth (PfG), which represents a framework for deepening and strengthening the U.S. and El Salvador bilateral engagement to promote economic growth. World Learning will work closely with consortium partners Research Triangle Institute (RTI), US based research group; Centro Cultural Salvadoreño, a local non-profit institution specialized in cultural education and Joven360, a local private company specializing in online job and internship matching.

World Learning will implement needs assessments based on participatory Human Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) to study organizational assets and priority improvement needs of seven El Salvadoran Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). In addition, World Learning will also implement strategies to strengthen the capacity of the faculty in upgrading English language content of industry-linked programs to international standards and pilot Career Centers at the seven HEIs.

In this State of Play podcast Paola Gonzalez Angulo discusses how the program will train teachers in El Salvador to improve university instruction.


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