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Performance Agreements in Denmark, Ontario and the Netherlands Ben Jongbloed, Harry de Boer (October 2020)

Several countries have implemented some form of performance agreements in higher education. This report, written by Ben Jongbloed and Harry de Boer, was part of the project “Evaluation of development contracts in Norwegian higher education” carried out by NIFU, the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education. The report presents a review of the performance agreements in Denmark, the Netherlands and Ontario (Canada). The experiences and lessons from these countries will be used to contextualize the findings from the ongoing Development Contracts pilot in Norway. The report also provides some evidence-based recommendations for the design of performance contracts.