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Training needs analysis for development in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Journal of GMS Development Studies, Vol. 1, pp. 1-29

dc.contributor.authorGeoff J. Mills
dc.contributor.authorJohn E. Askwith
dc.contributor.authorHarry Abrillo
dc.contributor.authorJeff Howe
dc.description.abstractHuman resource limitations, particularly skill and knowledge gaps, have been identified by Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries as well as by bilateral and multilateral agencies as a major obstacle to growth and economic development in the subregion. In late 2003, the Mekong Institute in Khon Kaen, Thailand, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Phnom Penh Plan Program, and the Greater Mekong Subregion Tertiary Education Consortium(GMSTEC) jointly carried out a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) study to obtain a better understanding of the priority training needs of people working in the public, nongovernment, and business sectors of the six GMS countries. The analyzed results from 140 interviews and 760 detailed questionnaires completed by senior to middle-level officials in the GMS are presented as prioritized training needs. The questionnaire data was statistically verified and integrated with respondents’ perceptions — obtained during interviews — of difficulties in implementing effective capacity-building programs, and barriers preventing integration of newly acquired knowledge and skills into the workplace. The paper suggests a possible capacity-building strategy for GMS organizations, donor agencies, and training providers.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleTraining needs analysis for development in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Journal of GMS Development Studies, Vol. 1, pp. 1-29
dc.subject.adbEconomics Development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Strategies
dc.subject.adbEconomic growth
dc.title.seriesJournal of Greater Mekong Subregion Development Studies
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.authorMills, Geoff J.
oar.authorAskwith, John E.
oar.authorAbrillo, Harry
oar.authorHowe, Jeff

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    This journal is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication that seeks to promote better understanding of a broad range of development issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion. One volume is published each year by the Asian Development Bank under the framework of the Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management, a region-wide capacity building program that supports knowledge products and services.

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