SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR THE SEYCHELLES
(African Development Bank: October 2016-June 2017)
CEI has played a key role in guiding the transition of countries to higher levels of skills development through helping them determine what type of human resources they should develop and invest in. Often this involves looking at how countries can move from a low to a middle level skill equilibrium, or from a middle to high skill equilibrium. Each country will require a different strategy to match their supply and demand, based on their aspiration and level of development.
In the Seychelles, the CEI team worked with the government and stakeholders to re-orientate their human resource towards increased improved productivity and competitiveness, including the move towards a blue economy and a more sustainable path to development. Under this piece of work CEI: (a) facilitated with stakeholders the development of a 10 year HRD strategy to guide the direction of human resource development, (c) implemented a train-the-trainer program and facilitated the validation of a post graduate HRD planning qualification and (d) developed an information system to monitor changing needs and track implementation progress.
As a result of this work the government of the Seychelles has a clearer understanding of how to invest in human resources over the short to medium term and what interventions are required to improve productivity and support competitiveness. The government also has improved their capacity to ensure that provision continually is aligned to their changing socio-economic needs.