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Capacity building in network organisations : experiences from and practical guidelines for HIV and other networks

SLUIJS-DOYLE, José
November 2009

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This report assesses seven capacities of organisations of people living with HIV and other HIV network organisations to see what makes a well-functioning network. These capacities are: involvement and accountability; partnership alliances; leadership; knowledge and skills; internal communication; impact, outputs and external communication; and management and finance. The report looks at four network organisations in Eastern and Southern Africa, with secondary research drawn from networks in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. The findings and recommendations cannot be applied universally to capacity strengthening in all network organisations, but need to be adapted to the context of each particular group

Human resources development planning guide : orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) service delivery in Uganda

MINISTRY OF GENDER, LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
2008

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"This guide has been developed to support human resources development planning of staff managing and implementing the Uganda OVC programme at national and local government levels. The guide is applicable to all staff and partners managing various OVC interventions. The guide accompanies ongoing efforts to enhance the Ugandan Ministry for Gender, Labour and Social Development’s capacity to manage and ensure that all children in Uganda, regardless of their vulnerability, are assisted to reach their full potential as equal citizens of Uganda"

World Bank group supported transformational leadership program in Madagascar : final evaluation

KABELL KONSULTING APS
January 2008

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This report presents an evaluation of the Transformational Leadership Programme (TLP) in Madagascar.  The TLP is one of the Bank’s most longstanding leadership development programmes, and one that has been accompanied by an evaluative process. This report presents the findings to allow for simultaneous learning about both the programme and the difficulties of evaluation of this type of evolving programme

Capacity building at the grassroots : piloting organisational development of community-based organisations in South Africa

YACHKASCHI, Schirin
December 2005

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"This paper explores the use of organisational development (OD) for capacity building of community-based organisations (CBOs) in South Africa. The author works for Community Connections, a South African non-profit support organisation which predominantly provides support to CBOs and community workers. In 2004, the organisation initiated an OD pilot programme, which has been accompanied by research for a doctoral thesis from this year. The aims of the pilot programme and the research are to examine in what ways OD facilitation can support the capacity building of CBOs, and hence contribute to community development and civil society strengthening. This paper presents initial reflections"

Praxis Note No. 18

Building effective States : forging engaged societies

WORLD BANK
September 2005

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"This report of the Task Force on Capacity Development in Africa analyzes four decades of capacity development experience in Africa and offers key messages for African countries and their international partners that should underpin a renewed effort to develop, use, and retain capacity for development in Sub Saharan Africa. It also presents specific recommendations of how the World Bank, as a leading development agency in the region, should step up its analytical, financial, and operational contribution to capacity development as part of a coordinated international effort under the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. This paper contains the following chapters: why capacity development - and why now; governance matters for sustained capacity development; the new paradigm for capacity development; from shared vision to implementation platform - renewing the compact; and updating the World Bank's approach to capacity development in Africa - business unusual. The paper includes five annexes that cover the consultations, the literature review, and the country and portfolio evidence collected by the Task Force. It also includes a note on the World Bank Institute's capacity development activities in Africa"

Report number 37709

Building capacity to mainstream HIV/AIDS internally : reflecting on CABUNGO's experience with NGOs in Malawi

CABUNGO
JAMES, Rick
July 2005

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Many community service organisations (CSOs) in Malawi turn a blind eye to the impact of HIV and AIDS in their own organisation. This is partly because, although individual staff are highly aware of HIV and AIDS issues, the internal impact on their own organisation is not very visible yet, and costs are unknown. Most CSOs do not yet fully appreciate the extent of what mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in their organisation means. This brief paper contends that if the programming side of an organisation is going to be effective, it is critical for an organisation to put its own house in order and mainstream HIV and AIDS internally. It presents its case study and describes challenges encountered by 23 participating organisations. Lessons for donors, and for CSOs are elaborated

DFID departmental report 2005

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2005

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This report gives a comprehensive account of previous spending and future plans for spending of the UK Department for International development (DFID). Specifically, this report focuses on DFID's work and key developments from April 2004 to March 2005 and explains DFID's approach to working as part of a wider international effort to address poverty in developing countries. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in international organisations and development

Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe : building the ICT capacity of women's NGOs

2002

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The article describes an innovative project called Women Connect!, in which the Pacific Institute for Women's Health worked with women's non-governmental organisations in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to optimise their use of new ICTs. The project aimed at bringing about greater empowerment of women through the effective use of communication strategies in media and technology, through collaboration, communications, training and information sharing, and to help women's organisations strengthen their ability to achieve their own objectives, especially in the areas of women's health and well-being. The project focused on strategies to enhance NGOs rather than focusing on the mechanics of connection

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