Factors associated with research productivity in higher education institutions in Africa: a systematic review

Human Development

  • January 2022
  • Journal Articles

There are low levels of research productivity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa, a situation that is likely to compromise the development agenda of the continent if not addressed. We conducted a systematic literature review to synthesize evidence of the factors associated with research productivity in HEIs in Africa and the researchers’ motives for research.



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