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Capacity Development in Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries

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  • Rita van Deuren

    (Rita van Deuren, PhD, Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator MBM Programs, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands. Contact: deuren@msm.nl)

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    HEI in developing countries face the requirement to increase performance and improve results to enlarge their contribution to socio-economic development and poverty reduction. Organizational capacity is considered a pre-requisite for this performance. Organizational capacity is enhanced by capacity development processes and activities. This paper is about capacity development in higher education institutions (HEI) in developing countries. The introduction chapter of the paper first describes the objective of the paper and the method used to realize the objective. The chapter also includes a brief introduction on systems thinking, since concepts and ideas of systems thinking are frequently used in the paper. Finally, this chapter presents an outline of the paper.

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    Paper provided by Maastricht School of Management in its series Working Papers with number 2013/30.

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    Length: 87 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:msm:wpaper:2013/30

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    1. World Bank, 2009. "Accelerating Catch-up : Tertiary Education for Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2589, October.
    2. World Bank, 2010. "Financing Higher Education in Africa," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2448, October.
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