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Capacity development for impact : where is the evidence?

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Abstract: This paper provides a comparative analysis of more than 40 case stories and papers on ‘evidence’ from three leading organizations in the field of capacity development: INTRAC, SNV, and ECDPM. Starting from the assumption that capacity development indeed leads to development impact, it seeks to assess: (1) whether there are documented examples of this; and (2) how convincing these examples are. It makes the case for long-term engagement and regular (participatory) monitoring & evaluation over an extended period of time. Its conclusion is that development organizations and donors need to move away from their narrow focus on accountability to a broader focus on mutual learning. They should also stop looking for the perfect measurement policy and start measuring instead.
Note: Paper for: AEGIS European Conference on African Studies 11-14 July 2007, Leiden, the Netherlands
Authors: Yocarini, L.
Category: Research
Keywords: capacity building , evaluation
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
PAGE: p. 71-82
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Year: 2007
Right: © 2007 SNV
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Title: Capacity development for impact : where is the evidence?