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Apollo Group on partnering with government

Jorge Klor de Alva, Senior Vice President of the Apollo Group, contributes his views on the importance of developing regulatory frameworks in partnership between government and the private sector.  Dr. Klor de Alva was interviewed during the IFC's international conference in May 2008.  (Click on "Continue reading..." to see the video.)

Advantages of Policy Dialogue

What is the advantage of involving those who will be affected by a decision in the decision making process? At least two value added gains: relevance and effective communication. You either facilitate their buy-in or understand the rational behind any potential resistance. Knowledge of the policy/decision, understanding of the basic motivations of the decision/policy can lead to adequate implementation and more effective advocacy.

Options for engaging the private sector

If a government accepts that it cannot finance the demand for higher education on its own and does not wish to ask the beneficiaries to pay the full cost in the state-owned sector, it has no alternative to considering the private sector as a partner. It can then adopt various options: