Improving graduate employability through


The HESSA project aims to strengthen the capacity of Pakistan's higher education leaders to reform policies, manage organizational transformation, and improve global rankings and graduate success.
To accomplish this, HESSA will facilitate:
• Baseline study of higher education institutions to better understand their growth potential and the associated challenges and opportunities.
• Assistance in creating stakeholder engagement offices.
• Bolstering 5-year strategic business plans and implementation targets.
• Addressing HESSA equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.
• Development and delivery of leadership training workshops.
• Building partnerships for resource mobilization.
• Preparing sustainable market-driven higher education policy framework


Advancing the capacity of Pakistan’s higher education institutions and systems to develop employable graduates.

USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) aims to improve graduate employability through advancing Leadership, Governance, and Management at partner universities. The audience comprises of vice chancellors, rectors, pro-vice chancellors, deans, department heads, registrars, and directors/heads of partner universities