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Alibek KHABIYEV

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION ‎SYSTEM OF KAZAKHSTAN

Resource management is crucial for ensuring quality education and research in higher ‎education institutions. The higher education system in Kazakhstan has undergone various reforms ‎to improve resource allocation and utilization. This paper examines the advantages and ‎disadvantages of the current resource management system in Kazakhstan's higher education.‎ The centralized governance model concentrates decision-making powers regarding ‎resource allocation with the Ministry of Education and Science. This allows aligned strategic ‎development and coordinated quality assurance across all higher education institutions. However, ‎centralized control limits institutional autonomy and flexibility in resource utilization. The norms-‎based financing methodology promotes equitable distribution of resources based on objective ‎workload indicators. But it overlooks qualitative outcomes and contextual requirements of ‎individual institutions. The focus on per capita financing norms overlooks the need for optimal ‎allocation across different expenditure heads.‎ The analysis suggests that the resource management system has ensured stability and ‎quality control in Kazakhstan's higher education system. However, there is a need for calibrated ‎reforms to allow greater institutional autonomy along with accountability; balanced financing ‎across different inputs; and linking resource allocation with qualitative outcomes. The ‎recommendations include development of institutional leadership capabilities, ‎clustered/differentiated approach to financing, linking funding with outcomes, and adoption of ‎total quality management principles in resource governance‎‎‎.

Keywords: Higher Education System Of Kazakhstan, Resource Management, Centralized Governance, ‎Institutional Autonomy, Norms-Based Financing, Quality Assurance, Institutional Leadership.‎‎

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2757-5403.25.16


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