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ERIC Number: ED378448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 9
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Overcoming Structural Adjustment Policies in Africa: Strategies for Vocational Education and Training in the Sudan.
Washi, Sidiga; Pitamber, Sunita
Most developing countries have been debt ridden since the mid-1970s. This continuing debt burden has resulted in increasing prices and inflation, growing unemployment, and daily life difficulties. This problem has been acute for the Sudan. Sudan received help from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1978 and negotiated new credit terms. By 1981, however, Sudan had defaulted on the agreement and its deficit had risen to about $1.3 billion and to $7 billion by 1982. The result of the IMF/World Bank management of the Sudan economy was deepening economic crisis precipitating declining social welfare. Various policies need to be put into place in order to improve the situation. Policies include the following: proper planning for training that is linked to the use of appropriate technology; use of training structures to their maximum capacities; and spreading of vocational training centers in all states. The following are specifically recommended: (1) training activities in the industrial, agricultural, youth, transportation, and energy and mining sectors; (2) women's training; (3) training for persons with disabilities and street children; (4) training of trainers; (5) the structure of the vocational training administration; (6) finance; (7) training at the state level; and (8) small-scale industries. Since human resource development is crucial for socioeconomic advancement of the country, more efforts are needed to increase awareness of people to the importance of having skilled personnel in the Sudan to ensure the success of national development plans. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sudan