From fragmentation to cooperation: tertiary education, research, and development in South Eastern Europe

The World Banks working paper, published in June 2008, examines the challenges that Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia face in order to have a labour force with a significant pool of people with tertiary education qualification. These people, however, will be needed to meet increasing demand for highly-skilled labour and support economic growth.

The objective of this paper is to:

The paper is divided in 3 sections, when the first section discusses the performance of tertiary education and research systems in the South Eastern Europe (SEE) region and how well they help countries and individuals become more competitive. The second section discusses some key policy directions that the countries in question might consider adopting, based on international experience. The third, final section discusses options for how the World Bank can support these changes in the countries of SEE through regional collaboration.

The full working paper is available in English, Serbo-Croatian, Albanian and Macedonian.

Authors: Toby Linden and Nina Arnhold with Kirill Vasiliev

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