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Issues in Human Capital Development : Lessons for Public Administration and Governance

Deogratias Harorimana Mr, The University of the South Pacific


With few minerals or other natural resources, Rwanda believes that she can still achieve her ambitions by investing in human capital - her unique resource. If this ambition can be achieved, then is this the next role model for international development? We used a case study design and analysis methods to examine development models used elsewhere in recent decades, using both qualitative and quantitative data on Rwanda to establish the comparative advantages in relation to Singapore’s economic development model. The implications for international development are that (1) an effective human capital development strategy should be inclusive enough to respond to national economic growth priorities, reaching far beyond the provision of education in traditional sense; it requires direct involvement of the private sector, civil society and government (skills users and skills supply), and (2) interventions required in one sector have to be complemented by the others in not entirely related sectors.

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Deogratias Harorimana Mr. "Issues in Human Capital Development : Lessons for Public Administration and Governance" Conference Proceedings,Management University of Africa and Kenya Institute of Management 1.1 (2011): 82.
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