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Title:Canadian Aid for the Training of Public Servants in Ghana and Zimbabwe
Author:McAllister, Ian
Periodical:Public Administration and Development
Geographic terms:Ghana
Subjects:development cooperation
civil service training
Politics and Government
Labor and Employment
Education and Oral Traditions
international relations
External link:https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.4230070305
Abstract:The Canadian International Development Agency has cosponsored a number of training programmes for public servants. In this article two of the larger programmes are examined, one with the Government of Ghana (1976-1981), the other with Zimbabwe (1980-1984). The main work with Ghana was undertaken in that country; much of the work with Zimbabwe was undertaken in Canada - for different reasons and with somewhat different results. Over 400 officials have completed the basic courses (generally of 3 months duration). Others have attended shorter courses, training-of-trainers projects, and a workshop for cabinet ministers. In this paper questions are explored about the relevance of such training, the nature of the content and ways to evaluate such activities. Practical issues of aid planning and implementation are raised and, finally, questions of aid targets are examined in the light of the experiences of these programmes. Bibliogr., notes.