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Title:Manpower development planning: theory and an African case study
Author:Abegaz, BerhanuISNI
Series:The Making of Modern Africa
City of publisher:Aldershot
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:labour force
economic planning
Abstract:This book provides a systematic exploration of the mechanics of planning for the development of skilled labour by integrating theory, empirical evidence and policy application. It begins with the justifications for and a framework of manpower planning and ends with an application of theory to Sudanese planning. The general case for planning high-level manpower is examined along with the critique of such exercises, followed by a review of the issues pertaining to acceptable ways of integrating manpower into an overall development plan. Next the various methodologies available for deriving skill requirements from production targets are discussed, followed by an examination of the indirect techniques of SEMP (skilled and educated manpower) projection based on regression models utilizing data from both developed and developing countries. Subsequent chapters apply methodological prescriptions to produce estimates of SEMP implied by the output targets set out in Sudan's Six Year Plan 1978-1983. The second last chapter presents a demographic and economic profile of the educated labour force of the Sudan, while the final chapter concludes the book with a summary of findings and policy lessons.