The Evolving Approach to Refugee Protection in Turkey
Support to Lebanese Public Institutions and Communities Under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2016: Mid-Year Update
Securing Status: Syrian Refugees and the Documentation of Legal Status, Identity and Family Relationships in Jordan
Management of Groundwater Resources as Common Goods
Sep 26, 2016 / Library
Synthesis report including i) a presentation of the theoretical background of common-pool resources management and the main instruments available, with emphasis on decentralized, local-level solutions as elaborated by Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Prize 2009) and her followers, and ii) a series of groundwater management case studies from Northern and...
Governance: An Appropriate Response to the Challenges Facing Algerian Universities
Jun 07, 2016 / Blog entry
Algerian universities are in the midst of veritable transformation that is in line with the globalization of knowledge and higher education reform imperatives.
Indeed, the Licence, Master, Doctorat (LMD) system has ushered in a new philosophy and new teaching methods and practices, along with pedagogical practices (best practices).
Toward a Paradigm of Competitive Economies
May 30, 2016 / Blog entry
Research conducted on endogenous growth (Aghion and Howitt, 1992) was followed by the emergence of economies and, by extension, societies that are knowledge-based, which raised great hopes that a new model of economic and social development had been established. Various pieces of research, including by the World Bank, have demonstrated...
University Governance Changing the Higher Education Paradigm in MENA
May 27, 2016 / Blog entry
When one first hears the words “University Governance”, many thoughts come to mind. Is it about governmental supervision or interventions into university’s business? Is it about how universities are managed? Does it parallel what corporates experience under “corporate governance”? Well, it does not involve any governmental overseeing but rather...
A Different University Model!
May 27, 2016 / Blog entry
The integrated strategic project (Figure No. 1) that the Université Virtuelle de Tunis (UVT) has been conducting over the past few years is a special project. It stemmed from an in-depth analysis of the university’s situation and addresses its needs, taking account of the obstacles to its development. The project is also tailored to its specific...
Building on the Work of others Makes Sense, Especially in the MENA Higher Education Sector
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
In the last two decades, the Higher Education context in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed remarkable changes in terms of increase in the number of institutions and of students’ enrollment, the establishment of regulatory bodies and measures, and the surfacing of serious challenges in terms of globalization,...
What are the Changes Needed to Ensure the Success of Higher Education Reform in Algeria?
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
The reform of the License, Mastère, Doctorat (LMD) programs in Algeria’s higher education sector, a reform consistent with prevailing trends toward globalization, signals a new approach to management, governance and regulation of the institutions concerned. Indeed, the increased pedagogical autonomy of Algeria’s universities that resulted from...
Ethical Issues in the Context of University Governance
May 25, 2016 / Blog entry
Algerian universities seem to have identified a vision, approach, and methodology with respect to the concept of governance, which is aimed at helping them gradually improve their management practices. While it is true that a university that strives for excellence must follow guidelines and standards, it must also adopt a mindset conducive to its...
What Will It Take to Improve Competitiveness and Employability in the MENA?
May 08, 2016 / Blog entry
The last two decades have witnessed a strong push for more university autonomy around the globe, paired with a request for higher education institutions to be accountable not only to those directly involved– the academic community, students and their families – but also the wider public. As such, the topic of quality assurance has played a...
Building a University Governance Screening Card for MENA (and beyond)
University Governance Screening Card: Version 2 Launched in the Palestinian Territories
Apr 14, 2016 / Highlight
The World Bank and CMI organized the launch of the University Governance Screening (UGSC.V2.0) in the Palestinian Territories. The event convened members of the Higher Education Network, representatives from the Ministry of Higher education and local partner organizations. The UGSC.V2.0 is developed by the Higher Education Program to assess the...
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