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Capacity is development : a global event on smart strategies and capable institutions for 2015 and beyond

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
March 2010

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This report of the Capacity IS development global event that brought together 160 leaders, thinkers and development practitioners to share their views and experiences on what has worked to strengthen the capacity of people and institutions in their countries and their understanding of policy choices and investment decisions in capacity development that have enabled countries to achieve their development goals. The report outlines the event's key messages, discussions and supporting products and resources. The report will be of use to practitioners and policy makers seeking to explore the factors that enable institutions to perform better consistently over time and to manage change

“Capacity IS development”

Marrakech, Morocco

17-19 March 2010

Capacity assessment methodology : user’s guide

WIGNARAJA, Kanni
COLVILLE, Jennifer
BALASSNIAN, Dalita
May 2007

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This guide provides an overview, and the benefits of, UNDP’s approach to developing and assessing capacity.  It details methods by which to assess capacity and capacity development needs, providing operational guidelines and capacity development strategies.  It provides UNDP and other development practitioners with step-by-step guide using the UNDP default” Capacity Assessment Framework and Supporting Tool", including detailed examples of topics and questions to ask, when conducting a capacity assessment. The UNDP’s approach is presented in the Practice Notes which should be used in conjunction with the User’s Guide

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