di Sauro Angeletti – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan places at the core of the public sector reform the enhancement and development of human capital, to be achieved by investing in training, upskilling and reskilling actions. The innovative aspect is not only the volume of investment – which is unprecedented – but, above all, the implementation of the actions themselves which aim at structurally strengthening administrations. The correlation between the topic of training and administrative capacity building offers a strategic perspective and a “meaningful framework” for developing the relevant actions, in particular with regard to needs analysis, the identification of the players that can organize and provide training to civil servants, and last, but not least, the engagement of administrations and public employees themselves. More specifically, this perspective allows to include and project individual and organizational training needs within the broader capacity building strategic needs; then, it makes administrative capacity – however difficult it may be to assess it – the tool to measure the impact of training and investment in human capital development in public administrations.