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The Expansion of Markets and the Rise of Skills: Two Roads Leading to the Same Place—Higher Education in the Current Agendas of the International Organisations

  • Alma Maldonado-Maldonado
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Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (IHIGHER)

Abstract

In this chapter, Maldonado analyses the current higher education policy agendas of two key influential international organisations: the World Bank (WB) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The main issues discussed are the role of skills and competences and the expansion of higher education markets through some financial decisions of the organisations that can borrow/lend money, especially the International Financial Corporation (IFC) (a World Bank institution). While the higher education sector is in the middle of ideological, political and economic storms, it will certainly continue to be relevant for the future of most countries; therefore, assessing critically the role of the WB and the OECD is necessary as part of the understanding of what is defined as the global governance of higher education.

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Acknowledgements

The author appreciates the assistance of Nicte-Há Dzib Soto for collecting and processing the information regarding the World Bank and the IFC. Also, the editing and comments of some anonymous colleagues.

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  • Alma Maldonado-Maldonado
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  1. 1.Educational Research DepartmentCINVESTAVMexico CityMexico

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