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Experts, Advisers and Consultants in Science, Technology and Development Policy

  • Mekki Mtewa

Abstract

Instead of helping to solve the development puzzle, experts, advisers and consultants tend to confuse and compound it. Unless a developing government has a prior understanding of the role of these advisers, it cannot use this very expensive manpower resource effectively. This concern, therefore, raises two issues in development policy. The first relates to a government’s manpower policy and how it addresses short-term, highly professionalized consultants. To benefit from this temporary help, should not a developing government include among its permanent staff members possessing the equivalent or corresponding professional skills? In making this determination, it must be presumed that a developing government knows what professional skills to acquire and how to match its advisers with maximum efficiency. It is also imperative that a government knows what policy structures to establish within which these interactions could take place.

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Member State Technical Assistance Institutional Policy United Nations Development Program Rockefeller Foundation 
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