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Revitalizing Zimbabwe’s Tertiary Education Sector to Support a Robust Economic Recovery (English)

This report assesses the performance of Zimbabwe’s tertiary education system in the context of the country’s development challenges. It provides a comprehensive diagnosis of sectoral issues as the basis for detailed policy recommendations to support the government’s efforts to accelerate Zimbabwe’s economic recovery and reduce socioeconomic disparities. The report evaluates the system’s ability to utilize inputs efficiently and produce the outcomes targeted by policymakers. It also considers reform measures designed to improve the system’s performance.


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    South Africa,

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    Africa East, Africa,

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    Revitalizing Zimbabwe’s Tertiary Education Sector to Support a Robust Economic Recovery

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    quality and relevance; economic recovery; council for higher education; tertiary education institution; tertiary education sector; tertiary education system; small and medium enterprise; changing nature of work; information and communication technology; Primary and Secondary Education; capacity-building program; public private partnership; policy option; student loan scheme; economic crisis; public university; gross enrollment rate; teacher training college; design of performance; tertiary education reform; mobilization of resource; demand for skill; design of information; implementation of reform; tertiary enrollment rate; improve Education Quality; research funding; middle income economy; human capital development; higher education sector; allocation of fund; quality and quantity; private tertiary education; Research and Innovation; adaptable labor force; design of systems; participating university; global labor market; supply of worker; skilled labor force; government's policy objectives; international experiences show; complete primary education; fund information; senior education specialist; net enrolment rate; technical vocational education; international good practice; approach to teaching; institute of technology; allocation of capital; Science and Technology; university research output; Early Childhood Development; Quality and Education; tertiary education performance; household survey data; innovative pedagogical practice; industrial training center; expansionary fiscal stance; quality assurance mechanism; quality of teaching; total public spending; private university; tertiary student; comparator country; resource mobilization; tertiary sector; research capacity; tuition fee; Public-Private Partnership; own-source revenue; free tuition; tertiary institution; labor-force participation; university ranking; institutional autonomy; extreme poverty; workforce skill; national science; best practice; Technology Transfer; public funding; sustainable financing; participation rate; dropout rate; international collaboration; cognitive skill



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Revitalizing Zimbabwe’s Tertiary Education Sector to Support a Robust Economic Recovery (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.