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Title:The Nature and Effectiveness of Training for Decentralised Administrative Systems in Africa
Author:Balogun, W.J.
Periodical:African Administrative Studies
Geographic term:Africa
civil service training
Politics and Government
Labor and Employment
Education and Oral Traditions
Abstract:Training is an indispensable element in any scheme of decentralization. However, the relatively limited African experience in implementing decentralization measures and the diversity of approaches constitute serious obstacles to efforts at designing, implementing and evaluating such training programmes. The author, director-general of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria at Topo-Badagry, examines the nature and effectiveness of training for decentralization. He discusses contemporary developments in decentralization, including examples from amongst others the Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia; defines the objectives and scope of training for decentralization; reviews the efforts at implementing training programmes for decentralized administrative systems; and outlines a programme of action encompassing in-depth study of the problems of local administration in Africa, training objectives, needs and methodology, institution evaluation, programme planning and implementation, and the establishment of a clearing house for the exchange of ideas, research material and personnel. Note, ref.