Karen Fowle is a social scientist specializing in program evaluation and evidence-based foreign assistance. She currently works for the PM Consulting Group at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She holds a Master's degree in Political Economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


This article presents examples of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of developing, supporting, and maintaining HEI networks in low- and middle-income countries.