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Briefing Note for AfDB’s Long-Term Strategy - Higher Education , Science and Technology
In 2008, the African Development Bank adopted a strategy to transform African systems of higher education to develop human capital. By training scientists, engineers and graduate technicians, African economies could increase their competitiveness in all sectors. The Bank focused its investments in higher education, science and technology (HEST). The strategy marked a shift away from the earlier focus on pre-tertiary education.