Higher Education for Development (HED) works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and operates with the advice and counsel of the six major U.S. higher education associations to support the engagement of higher education in development issues worldwide.

HED manages innovative partnerships that join U.S. colleges and universities with institutions of higher learning in developing nations. In this way, we support and facilitate the engagement of U.S. higher education in global development.

HED’s leadership includes an advisory board comprised of representatives from the six major U.S. higher education associations. Our Washington, DC-based staff includes a range of skilled international development and program management professionals.

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HED Leadership 

HED’s Mission 

The HED Model 

Global Partnerships 

Sponsoring Associations 

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)