CTEF’s Business Plan
This business plan provides some guidelines for CTEF’s first five years of operation. They are intended to support the Director and to give the network partners a sense of those areas where they might work closely with CTEF. The main objective of the plan is to ensure sustainability of CTEF.
Ctef’s Key Functions
The CTEF would have three inter-related functions or activities:
- Data collection, research and policy papers on higher education (HE) that would be of interest to all member states.
- Institutional, country or regional projects which may be funded by a client or the CTEF itself.
- Contract advisory and consultancy projects fully funded by a donor, a government or a university client.
Ctef’s Potential Beneficiaries And Clients
Potential users of, and beneficiaries from, CTEF’s work will be the following:
- Commonwealth Ministries of Education or Higher Education, as they were the sponsors and originators of the CTEF concept, and were articulating an unsatisfied need when they suggested the creation of the CTEF.
- Multilateral donor agencies or foundations (eg Ford Foundation, Asian and African Development Banks, EU and the World Bank) when seeking consultants to undertake specific components of their country projects (or to carry out overall sector studies).
- Higher education agencies such as buffer bodies (University Grants Commissions, Higher Education Councils etc), quality assurance agencies, and regulatory and accreditation bodies.
- Regional associations of universities or regional quality assurance networks.