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Title:The important role of manpower planning, education and training in the economic development of Libya
Author:Zubi, Ramadam Yousif
Periodical:Libyan Studies
Geographic term:Libya
labour force
economic planning
Abstract:Libya has enjoyed considerable economic growth through the export of its crude oil since the early 1960s. But in spite of the rapid expansion of the educational system, the country still suffers from acute shortages of qualified human resources necessary for the country's socioeconomic development. This paper shows that a number of practical and theoretical problems are responsible for inaccurate manpower planning and for the retarded development of Libya's manpower education and training. In order to have real control of Libya's natural resources, urgent action must be taken to produce a well-planned and properly executed Libyanization policy and to make more effective use of the most necessary non-Libyan personnel. The paper outlines the scientific and practical factors needed to improve labour productivity, describes the procedure and methodology of manpower forecasting currently in use, and calls for action to correct its deficiencies. The paper also points out the major role that the university and other educational institutions have to play in education and training. It suggests that more effort should be made to involve educational institutions, and the university in particular, in the industrial and other economic sectors. Bibliogr., sum. also in Arabic.