Government Agencies and Schools

In all countries with a (predominant) publicly financed education system, the issue of the relationship of the state and educational institutes will be often on the agenda. How much autonomy should a school get; what issues should remain under government control and in what form? What policy instruments are available to steer educational systems in the right direction?

CBE has much experience regarding this issue. Over the years we have done substantial research and supported both governments and schools in a number of countries to find the right balance between government influence and institutional autonomy.  We have designed alternative proposals for educational legislation, national quality assessment and accreditation systems, governance, planning and control and policy direction through budget allocation models. For that we have developed a specific research and policy design methodology.