In spite of the worldwide higher education revolution, the higher education sector throughout Africa remains surprisingly underdeveloped. This volume investigates the challenges and prospects pertaining to higher education expansion and development in Africa, especially issues of access, capacity and accessibility. The authors present, case studies and research about the development of higher education not only across Africa as a whole, but in regions, countries and educational systems within Africa as well. The book uniquely explores the continent-wide, region-specific and country- or system-level contexts, policies, and conditions that drive both the creation and reform of public and private higher education. It also investigates the international, multilateral and bilateral organizations that influence the development of higher education in and across Africa. Emphasis is placed on mapping out a future course for the development of higher education in Africa, taking note of contextual factors in the region, and comparatively considering higher education development in other parts of the world.