Publication: Burundi - Investing in Leadership Development through the Rapid Results Approach
The government of Burundi appealed to the World Bank Institute (WBI) for help in strengthening the capacities of leadership to implement policies and programs that would achieve measurable results. The new government needed to make tough decisions on competing priorities, including allocating an estimated US$12 billion to achieve the millennium development goals, and carrying out reforms to ensure efficient allocation of public resources. The government understood it would need to invest in leadership development in order to drive change at the institutional level and achieve results, and that this would require more than the traditional classroom method of leadership training. Instead, the following approaches were needed: 1) training programs adapted to the needs of leaders; 2) a learning-by-doing approach to capacity development; and 3) a participatory approach to action planning, work planning, and defining modalities for resource management.
“World Bank. 2008. Burundi - Investing in Leadership Development through the Rapid Results Approach. Africa Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs; No. 293. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/7ced1bd5-2962-51de-b763-b47dbb03a75c License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”