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Peru - Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Higher Education Quality Improvement Project for Peru is to improve Peru’s higher education quality assurance system through the promotion of self and external evaluations, the financing of improvement plans, and the provision of information. The restructuring will bring the following changes: (i) higher council of the national system for evaluation, accreditation, and certification of the quality of education (COSUSUSINEACE) will be replaced for national system for evaluation, accreditation, and certification of the quality of education (SINEACE) to reflect current institutional arrangements following the university law; (ii) all indicators that had mention to council for the evaluation, accreditation, and certification of university higher education (CONEAU) and council for the evaluation, accreditation, and certification of non-university higher education (CONEACES) will be revised (both in the indicators’ phrasing and in their descriptions) and replaced with wording that includes all public entities in charge of higher education quality assurance. Project development objective (PDO) indicator four will be revised so as to follow-up on the broader higher education information system (SIES). Four intermediate result indicators are dropped, one (former IRI 1) because it will now be captured in the direct beneficiaries core indicator, and the other three (former IRI 2, 3, and 4) because they will be merged into a new indicator that measures a broader set of capacity building project activities from which higher education institutions (HEI) may benefit. A new intermediate results indicator will be added to reflect relevant progress by the project in supporting the development and implementation of the new higher education quality model, because this is key to have an operating framework for all public entities in charge of higher education quality assurance. Former IRI 5 and 6 will be modified to reflect changes in subcomponents 2.1 and 2.2. Target values of indicators will be revised to reflect progress so far and projections based on current trends and planned activities; (iii) legal covenants will be revised to replace COSUSUSINEACE for SINEACE, and COSUSINEACE - project coordination unit (UCP) to UCP in order to reflect current institutional arrangements following the university law. The due date on the legal covenant referring to the external advisory council (CAE) will be revised to allow the UCP to hire the corresponding committee; (iv) disbursement estimates will be formally revised to reflect progress so far, as well as the revised operational plan based on the scope of this restructuring process; (v) component 1 and its sub-components will be modified to reflect the abovementioned institutional changes introduced, replacing CONEAU and CONEACES by public entities in charge of higher education quality assurance and eliminating the evaluating entities for accreditation purposes because their role is currently under revision and the government is evaluating the option of promoting the participation of academic peers and independent accreditation agencies instead. Component 2 and its sub-components will be modified to support the provision of knowledge and information about higher education because the systems originally supported by the project were replaced by new systems with similar objectives and a new integrated information system is being developed and could benefit from the project’s support; (vi) the names of the units involved in the project will be updated according to the new university law and to reflect changes in Ministry of Education (MINEDU’s) organizational rulebook; and (vii) institutional capacity for implementation risk will be revised from moderate to high due to the fact that the higher education reforms are still ongoing and new institutional changes can affect project implementation.

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Velarde Arrisueno,Luciana Beatriz

Peru - Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/364081474551843199/Peru-Higher-Education-Quality-Improvement-Project-restructuring