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Trajectories and impact of UK Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Programme alumni: Interim quantitative analysis

Trajectories and impact of UK Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Programme alumni: Interim quantitative analysis

Since 2012, the CSC has been conducting a cycle of evaluation surveys designed to generate insight into the experiences, achievements, and difficulties of our alumni. Respondents to the surveys are drawn from all of the CSC-administered scholarship schemes, over 60 disciplinary fields, 50 Commonwealth countries, and as far back as 1963. The cycle is now […]

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A study of research methodology used in evaluations of international scholarship schemes for higher education

International scholarship schemes for higher education are widely supported by governments, supranational bodies, and charitable organisations as part of both public diplomacy and developmental assistance commitments. Although the objectives of many scholarship schemes have evolved over the period of their administration, commitment to scholarships remains strong. Increasingly, scholarship providers have invested time and resources into […]

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Review of the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship scheme 2008-2011

Alongside the academic awards it provides, the CSC offers individuals the opportunity to pursue career development through the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship scheme. Since its inception in 2002, the scheme has provided a total of 745 awards (as of 2012) to Professional Fellows from across the Commonwealth, with numbers steadily increasing in 2013. The overall aim […]

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Assessing impact in environmental sustainability

The significance of environmental sustainability and related topics such as climate change to international development is reflected in its explicit mention in the Millennium Development Goals, specifically MDG 7. This report looks at the impact of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows in the area of environmental sustainability, and provides further evidence to suggest that international scholarships and fellowships have […]

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Identifying Methodologies for Cost Benefit Analysis and Value for Money

This report was commissioned by the CSC as part of its new programme of evaluation activity. Its authors – Olivier Vardakoulias and Natalie Nicholles of NEF Consulting – were asked to undertake a review of current literature looking at the economic implications of offering international scholarships, with a particular focus on how this might be […]

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Assessing impact in higher education and development

This report examines the impact that Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships can have on individuals and on higher education institutions, and the impact that these individuals and institutions can then have on economic and social development. It reports on the targeted awards offered to academic staff and students, before moving on to assess the impact of […]

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