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USAID to launch $30mln initiative to boost higher education in Philippines

Among the initiatives being pushed is a scholarship program to achieve the target of 500 researchers per million population by 2028

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to launch this year a $30-million initiative to help strengthen the country’s higher education system, according to the National Economic and Development Authority.

NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon said the USAID is about to launch the US-Philippines Partnership for Skills Innovation and Lifelong Learning (UPSKILL) program that will run for five years.

She said the USAID would be working with the Commission on Higher Education and state universities for the initiative.

‘We at NEDA are helping with the UPSKILL program because one of their focus is innovation,’ Edillon said.

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