Development without Human Resource Development (HRD): Analysis of HRD Policy of Pakistan

  • Muhammad Mujtaba PhD-Management Sciences, SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Jamal PhD-Management Sciences, SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Yaseen Shaikh MS-Project Management, MUISTD,MUET, Jamshoro, Pakisatan


The purpose of this study is to understand the importance of Human Resource Development (HRD) in context of economic development of Pakistan and to assess that at what level HRD Policy of the state is effectively aligned with development of country. The qualitative approach is used in this study by applying triangulation method to collect data from different dimensions for same phenomenon by using phenomenology and focus group methodologies to reach in-depth understanding of matter through participants lived experience and opinions. Unstructured interviews were conducted from the representatives of the concerned government organizations and policy experts of Pakistan to collect primary data. The findings of research explain that the HRD Policy of Pakistan is not aligned with its vision of economic development and achieving the objects of the vision is unrealistic and inconsistent. This paper is useful for policy makers, investors and HR specialists to understand the importance of HRD in economic development of country.

Keywords: Development, Human resource development (HRD) policy, Public policy


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