What is the scope for government to reshape systems of autonomous Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)? What kind of instruments can be used? What kinds of policy levers or system changes are best suited to achieving different quality, relevance, access or excellence-related objectives? How can the success or failure of such initiatives best be judged?
These are questions faced by governments across the world and which national authorities in different states have to date answered in different ways and to varying degrees. And there is demand for additional evidence about which approaches to structural or system-level reform (creation of new institutions, mergers or alliances between existing institutions etc) can be effective in today's complex multi-actor higher education systems . The study to be contracted under this call for tenders aims to provide such evidence.
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