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L’évaluation de l’efficience des institutions d’enseignement supérieur en Tunisie : le cas des Instituts supérieurs des études technologiques (ISET)

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  • Bouzouita, Anis

    () (Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Economiques et Politiques de Sousse)

  • Vierstraete, Valérie

    () (Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Kouki, Mokhtar

    (Ecole Supérieure de la Statistique et d’Analyse de l’Information de Tunis)

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Assessing the Efficiency of Higher Education Institutions in Tunisia : The Case of Higher Institutes of Technological Studies. In this paper, we evaluate the technical efficiency of Tunisian higher institutes of technological studies (ISET) with a non-parametric method, the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The results show that these institutions are characterized by technical inefficiency of around 20%, which can be explained both by an inaccurate size (scale inefficiency of 11%) and by management problems (pure inefficiency of around 10%). We also find that a majority of the ISET in our sample would operate optimally if they could increase their scale of production. This can be a way for policy makers who want to promote higher education in Tunisia. Résumé – Dans cet article, nous évaluons l’efficience des Instituts supérieurs des études technologiques tunisiens (ISET) avec la méthode non paramétrique du Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Il ressort des résultats empiriques que le fonctionnement de ces établissements se caractérise par une inefficience technique de l’ordre de 20 %, pouvant s’expliquer à la fois par des problèmes de taille des établissements (inefficience d’échelle de 11 % environ) et par des problèmes de gestion (inefficience pure de l’ordre de 10 %). Les résultats montrent également qu’une majorité des ISET de notre échantillon fonctionnerait de façon optimale si leur échelle de production augmentait, ce qui peut se révéler des pistes de solutions pour les pouvoirs politiques voulant promouvoir le système éducatif supérieur en Tunisie.

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  • Bouzouita, Anis & Vierstraete, Valérie & Kouki, Mokhtar, 2012. "L’évaluation de l’efficience des institutions d’enseignement supérieur en Tunisie : le cas des Instituts supérieurs des études technologiques (ISET)," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 88(3), pages 347-360, Septembre.
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    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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