Human Resource Development

Sector Briefing

Investment in developing human resource is one of the most essential factors leading towards sustainable development. As a result of skills and capabilities enhancements of the individuals; institutions and communities gain power to perform better, function effectively & efficiently, resolve their problems and set to achieve their objectives for poverty reduction. The situation is not encouraging in Pakistan as reflected in the Human Development Index (HDI) report published in 2009, as it stands among the 30th lowest countries in terms of availability of a developed and sound human resource in the country. Situation in Balochistan province is further worsened as compared to the rest of the country. As most parts of the province depend on agriculture and livestock for livelihoods while the decade-prolonged drought has badly damaged both the sectors resulting in very limited opportunities for dependent communities to gain sufficient income and earnings from their livelihood sources. Additionally, traditional practices by farmers in agricultural farming and livestock rearing have resulted in low productivity and poor income to meet the needs of their families. To contribute effectively in Human Resource Development through developing human and institutional capacities for effective long-term poverty alleviation in Balochistan, BRSP has evolved a separate unit to contribute effectively in the field of HRD. This unit has been actively engaged in providing assistance to a broad set of stakeholders including individuals, communities, local bodies and public and private sector organisations in capacity building. In addition to enhancing capacities for effective and efficient resource and services mobilization, this unit facilitates communities in developing sustainable frameworks to identify and implement development interventions. Simultaneously, it also strives to develop efficient mechanisms for delivery at organisational level by capacitating the staff to contribute in better service delivery. It is done through promoting an internal learning culture and by organizing and facilitating inception planning, seminars, workshops, exposure visits, staff attachments and international exposure for staff.

Interventions Events Men Women Total
Community-based Trainings 14,024 218,582 214,697 433,279
Staff Trainings 172 1420 379 1859
Internship 248