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Benchmarking Governance as a Tool for Promoting Change

ACADEMIC AUTONOMY ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ACADEMIC STAFF ACADEMIC STRUCTURES ACCOUNTABILITY ACCREDITATION ACHIEVEMENT ACHIEVEMENTS ADMISSION CRITERIA ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT REPORTS ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES AVERAGE ENROLLMENT CITIZENS CIVIL SERVICE CIVIL SOCIETY COGNITIVE SKILLS COLLEGES COMMUNITY COLLEGES CONTINUING EDUCATION CORRUPTION COUNTRY AVERAGES CURRICULA CURRICULUM DECISION MAKING DEGREE PROGRAMS DEGREES DEMAND FOR SKILLS DIRECT INVESTMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH EDUCATED INDIVIDUALS EDUCATED WORKERS EDUCATION LEVEL EDUCATION OUTCOMES EDUCATION QUALITY EDUCATION SECTOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ELEMENTS EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT GROWTH ENROLLMENT ENTERPRISE SURVEYS ETHICS EXAMS EXPENDITURES EXTERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FORMAL EDUCATION GOOD GOVERNANCE GOVERNANCE DIMENSIONS GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES IMPROVING GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY INSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT INVESTMENT CLIMATE JOB MARKET JOB TRAINING KNOWLEDGE SHARING LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKETS LEARNING LEARNING OUTCOMES LIFE SKILLS MEASURING GOVERNANCE MIGRANT WORKERS NATIONAL LEVEL PAPERS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS POLITICAL INSTABILITY POLITICAL STABILITY PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES PRIVATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC AGENCIES PUBLIC FINANCES PUBLIC GOVERNANCE PUBLIC INSTITUTION PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES PUBLIC UNIVERSITY QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALITY OF EDUCATION READING REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RESEARCH INDICATORS RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES RETENTION RATES SALARY INCREASES SCHOOLS SCIENTISTS SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATES SECONDARY SCHOOLS SERVICE DELIVERY SOCIAL MOBILITY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT STUDENT LEARNING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES STUDENT POPULATION TEACHING TEACHING MODES TEACHING UNIVERSITIES TECHNICAL SKILLS TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT TERTIARY EDUCATION TERTIARY GRADUATES TRANSPARENCY TUITION TUITION FEES UNIVERSIT UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY UNIVERSITY EDUCATION UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES UNIVERSITY LEADER UNIVERSITY LEADERS UNIVERSITY LEVEL UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE UNIVERSITY STAFF WORK ENVIRONMENT WORKERS YOUNG PEOPLE YOUTH
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | North Africa | Middle East | Algeria | Iraq | Lebanon | Morocco | Tunisia | West Bank and Gaza
2013-11-13T21:38:16Z | 2013-11-13T21:38:16Z | 2013-06

Transparency and openness are fundamental elements of institutional development. Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have highlighted the importance of openness and transparency in governance-government processes, decisions, and expenditures that are visible to public scrutiny and voice for citizens in decisions affecting their access to basic services and economic opportunities. This applies to higher education just as much as it does to social and financial institutions, corporations, and public agencies. Institutions that are governed fairly, openly, and honestly improve the lives of individuals, enhance innovation, and function more effectively than closed and secretive organizations. Measuring governance and quality of service delivery is central to improving education outcomes. This report addresses how university governance has been assessed and compared in 100 higher education institutions (HEIs) in seven countries in MENA, using an instrument that takes into account the underlying principles of transparency, openness, accountability, and voice and participation of stakeholders in decision making. The key role played by university governance in the improvement of education quality has been a focus of attention in MENA countries for the past three years. HE ministers and policy makers expressed their specific need to benchmark university governance at a seminar held in December 2009 at the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in Marseille. The results of this exercise to benchmark university governance in 100 universities in seven countries in MENA and the implications they have for policy changes at the national and institutional levels are discussed in this report.

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