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Human Capital Development in Developing Countries

by Benjamin Ritter

Abstract

Investments in human capital; mainly healthcare and education, are important to positively influence social change in developing countries, and have been directly linked to economic growth. Human capital theory states that the higher the level of human capital is, the higher the level of performance (Barney, 1991), and entrepreneurial performance (Wu, 2013). Various investment strategies in human capital have proven to more effective than others. This paper will review the literature related to human capital, effective human capital investment strategies that result in economic growth, and suggest topics for further study. Read more

Report and Analysis of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Belize

by Ghafari

Introduction

When the first AIDS case was diagnosed in Belize in 1986, the central government there established a National HIV/AIDS Remediation Program within its Ministry of Health (reference). Since that first diagnosis, the virus and its consequential complications, AIDS, have become the fourth leading cause of death throughout the world, following only diabetes, heart disease, and land transportation accidents (International, 2009). Read more