ERIC Number: ED366814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Development by Personal Effort--Personnel Cooperation in German Development Policy. Sonderthema. IN Visitors Information SO 1.
In the opinion of international and German experts, development policy in the 1990s should be focused on human beings. People in less-developed nations must take their political and economic fate into their own hands. The objective of personnel cooperation is to turn passive recipients of aid into active protagonists of their own development. Personnel cooperation is supplemented and supported by financial cooperation and technical cooperation. Its aim is the improved use of existing skills and knowledge of persons in developing countries. Foreign experts should be planners and managers who know how indigenous skilled staff can assume personal responsibility themselves. The exchange of development and specialized experience are essential characteristics of personnel cooperation. Dialogue on a partnership basis promotes development processes that, if they are to last, are more important than individual projects. Adult and continued training are becoming increasingly important for large sections of the working population. Skilled workers' programs are providing refugees with prospects of future commitments in their own countries. Skilled workers from developing countries who have been trained in Germany are urgently needed in their own countries. The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development supports their return home and occupational integration with specific measures. The mandated promotion of women involves "women's projects" and empowerment projects. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (Germany).