Human capital

The know-how, experiences, skills, and level of appropriation of agents involved in a development initiative make up its human capital. This capital can be useful to build self-sustainability by:

• adapting the initiative to the local context. When agents are involved in the process they can incorporate their interests and needs. This helps to create solutions that are more integral and of pluralistic relevance.

reducing the need for outside experts, and their expenses.

Development initiatives can employ various strategies that not only leverages their human capital but that enriches it.

See:

♣ Human Capital

Other relevant strategies in:

Prioritizing relevant education and technical training 

Feedback mechanisms

Motivating and capitalizing on local ownership

Know-how

Structures and techniques for local participation, organization and negotiation