Higher Education for Development (HED) works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). HED operates with the advice and counsel of the six major presidential higher education associations to support the engagement of higher education in development issues throughout the world.
HED is supported through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development and the American Council on Education. HED manages innovative partnerships which join U.S. colleges and universities with institutions of higher learning in developing nations. In this way, the organization 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 presidential higher education associations. Washington, DC-based program staff includes experts in international development, program management, and measurement and evaluation.
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