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Africa - The Ultimate Frontier Market: A guide to the business and investment opportunities in emerging Africa by David Mataen

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Chapter 11: Human Resources Development

This chapter looks at the African human development improvements from two perspectives. Firstly, as a progressively enlightened, educated and sophisticated consumer base. Secondly, as a constantly deepening human capital reservoir. It surveys the concerted efforts currently underway to attain these twin objectives.

Some of these efforts are geared towards reducing the deficits of the first 40 years of independence – such as addressing the quantitative obligations of education for every child (and adult). Others are focused on the qualitative ideals of providing skilled human resources to the growing demands of corporate Africa – such as addressing the labour productivity and overall structural competitiveness ...

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