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Title:Public Service Training in the Sudan: An Overview
Author:Abedin, Najmul
Periodical:Northeast African Studies
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:civil service training
Labor and Employment
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43661132
Abstract:Following Sudan's independence in 1956, it was increasingly felt that the condiderable dearth of skilled manpower in the public service was one of the most serious obstacles to national development, and that training was indispensable for transforming the traditional bureaucracy into an agent of development. A survey of subsequent developments in the field of public service training indicates that a good number of institutions and planning and supervising bodies were set up; some local and international commissions/committees/experts/conferences looked into the issues and made recommendations; training acts and regulations were promulgated; ambitious plans and programmes were launched. The public service training movement was quite vigorous in the 1970s, but accomplishments and performance of various training institutions were not up to expectations. Lack of financial and physical resources and of professional autonomy, lack of qualified staff, lack of a clear long-term training policy on the part of the government, coupled with a slow and vacillating decisionmaking process, and a dysfunctional proliferation of institutions, are among the factors responsible. Notes, ref.