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Local Government Reform Programs and Human Resource Capacity Building in Africa: Evidence from Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania

WithWilliam Pallangyo, Christopher J. Rees

Here, the term human resource capacity building refers to the process of improving employees’ capabilities to undertake a range of public functions (Kiragu, 2002). In respect to Africanization, this human resource capacity was identified and developed through the creation of public service training institutions, the overseas training of key staff, and the establishment of local universities. At the same time, the rigid class structure of the colonial public service was abolished, and new cadres were introduced to provide a career structure for staff advancement and training (Stevens & Teggemann, 2003).