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The ‘What is’ and ‘How to’ of capacity development : an inventory study


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Abstract: Capacity Development has become one of the leading issues in the current development discussions. Many countries declare that they need more knowledge and skills on this subject. The increased interest in Capacity Development in recent years is a response to widely acknowledged shortcomings in development assistance over the past fifty years, e.g. the dominant role of donor-led projects and inadequate attention to long-term ‘capacity’ issues. A consequence of these shortcomings has been limited sustainable impact in priority areas such as poverty reduction. The purpose of this Inventory Study is to gain better insight on Capacity Development by means of: the current literature on Capacity Development/building (predominantly 2000 and later); research results and ongoing research in this domain; organisations and networks (e.g. pelican group) that focus explicitly on capacity building from an international perspective; websites (website guide) and (active) discussion groups’; recognised professionals and peers in capacity building and development.
Authors: Gordijn, F.
Category: Research
Keywords: capacity building
Language: eng
Organization: PSO - Capacity Building in Developing Countries
PAGE: 16
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: [PSO]
Year: 2006
Right: © 2006 PSO
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Title: The ‘What is’ and ‘How to’ of capacity development : an inventory study