Capacity Development in Practice

Capacity Development in Practice Author Alan Fowler
ISBN-10 9781136532634
Year 2010-09-23
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The international development community invests billions of dollars to improve organisational capacity. But real-life practice is poorly understood and undervalued as a distinct professional domain. Written by practitioners, this innovative publication is designed to make capacity development more professional and increasingly effective in achieving development goals. Practical illustrations draw on experiences from the civic, government and private sectors. A central theme is to understand capacity as more than something internal to organisations. This book shows how capacity also stems from connections between different types of actor and the levels in society at which they operate. The content is crafted for a broad audience of practitioners in capacity development: consultants, managers, front-line workers, trainers, facilitators, leaders, advisors, programme staff, activists, and funding agencies. Published with SNV

Capacity Development in Practice

Capacity Development in Practice Author Jan Ubels
ISBN-10 9781844077410
Year 2010
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Earthscan
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This title provides state-of-the-art theory and practice for capacity building. The book is packed with real-life examples and is crafted for an audience of practitioners in capacity development with special attention to those working at intermediate levels between local and the national scales.

Capacity Development in Practice

Capacity Development in Practice Author Jan Ubels
ISBN-10 9781844077427
Year 2010
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This title provides state-of-the-art theory and practice for capacity building. The book is packed with real-life examples and is crafted for an audience of practitioners in capacity development with special attention to those working at intermediate levels between local and the national scales.

Creative Capacity Development

Creative Capacity Development Author Jenny Pearson
ISBN-10 9781565494176
Year 2011
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Kumarian Press
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The development community seems constantly and restlessly in search of a singular approach that will solve poverty, unveiling new buzzwords every few years only to toss them aside. Author Jenny Pearson argues that the fundamental flaw with this system is that each new approach fails to break out of the underlying technocratic and specialized paradigm in development work. As Director of Cambodia’s leading capacity-building NGO, VBNK, Pearson explains how creative risks and an innovative spirit can revive development work, especially in post-conflict settings. Creative Capacity Development provides an unflinching appraisal of the author’s own assumptions and setbacks as she established VBNK and explains how a dynamic and open learning process allowed the organization to move beyond them. Pearson’s account, drawn with insights from cultural studies, mental health practice, and the arts, will guide other practitioners in broadening their own understanding of capacity-building. The book reveals that development work, far from requiring a singular solution, is and should be a never-ending process.

Critical Capacity Development

Critical Capacity Development Author Farhad Analoui
ISBN-10 9783319474168
Year 2017-01-29
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book contributes to our understanding of a neglected and poorly-understood concept within the development field: ‘capacity development’ in the context of human and organisational sustainable development. Relating ‘capacity development’ to other perspectives in development thinking and practice and giving an account of the concept’s genesis, the book introduces readers to recent empirical research initiatives that help to elucidate the concepts of capacity, capacity development, and capacity management. While capacity development initiatives and programmes have been used by most international and national agencies over the course of the last five decades, the term means different things to different people and especially to different major players in the international community. This weakens its effectiveness. This book therefore strives first of all to set ground rules that can be utilised by international aid providers such as UNDP, OECD, World Bank, and CIDA and practitioners alike.

Evaluating Capacity Development

Evaluating Capacity Development Author D. Horton
ISBN-10 1552501116
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher IDRC
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The evaluating capacity development project: an expriment in evaluating capacity development; The basics of capacity, organizational ccapacity development, and evaluation; Why manages should be concerned with organizational capacity development and its evaluation; Towards a holistic approcach to organizational cpcity development; Towards patnership in organizational capacity development; Approaches for evaluating organizational capacity development; Using and benefiting from a evaluation.

Capacity for Development

Capacity for Development Author Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
ISBN-10 9781136570513
Year 2013-06-17
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Leading experts consider how development programmes can increase the levels of knowledge, skill, technical know-how and productive capacity of populations in the South. The volume is organized into three parts on ownership, institutional capital and knowledge networks. They explore the participatory empowerment that builds capacity, a framework enabling social forces to contribute, and a paradigm of knowledge in the network age. The result shows how, in future, capacity development through technical co-operation can be successfully pursued.

Capacity building

Capacity building Author Deborah Eade
ISBN-10 0855983663
Year 1997
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Oxfam
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This book considers specific and practical ways in which NGO's can contribute to enabling people to build on the capacities they already possess. It reviews the types of social organisation with which NGO's might consider working and the provision of training in a variety of relevant skills and activities.

Building State Capability

Building State Capability Author Matt Andrews
ISBN-10 9780198747482
Year 2017-01-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Governments play a major role in the development process, and constantly introduce reforms and policies to achieve developmental objectives. Many of these interventions have limited impact, however; schools get built but children don't learn, IT systems are introduced but not used, plans are written but not implemented. These achievement deficiencies reveal gaps in capabilities, and weaknesses in the process of building state capability. This book addresses these weaknesses and gaps. It starts by providing evidence of the capability shortfalls that currently exist in many countries, showing that many governments lack basic capacities even after decades of reforms and capacity building efforts. The book then analyses this evidence, identifying capability traps that hold many governments back - particularly related to isomorphic mimicry (where governments copy best practice solutions from other countries that make them look more capable even if they are not more capable) and premature load bearing (where governments adopt new mechanisms that they cannot actually make work, given weak extant capacities). The book then describes a process that governments can use to escape these capability traps. Called PDIA (problem driven iterative adaptation), this process empowers people working in governments to find and fit solutions to the problems they face. The discussion about this process is structured in a practical manner so that readers can actually apply tools and ideas to the capability challenges they face in their own contexts. These applications will help readers devise policies and reforms that have more impact than those of the past.

The Challenge of Tourism Carrying Capacity Assessment

The Challenge of Tourism Carrying Capacity Assessment Author Harry Coccossis
ISBN-10 9781351893176
Year 2017-03-02
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Planning and management for tourism growth is becoming essential in the context of sustainable development. Particularly so since many tourist destinations are facing severe pressures from tourist flows and activities. Such pressures are evidenced in terms of dysfunctions (congestion, environmental degradation, etc) which ultimately affect the attraction and competitiveness of tourism destinations. The development of tourism should be considered in accordance with sustainability principles. In this context respecting the capacity of the local system to sustain growth becomes a key challenge. This book examines the use of various tools to define, measure and evaluate tourism carrying capacity (TCC) - a tool aiming to impose limits for entering certain tourist destinations or using certain activities. Drawing on case studies from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Finland, it presents practical experiences of implementing TCC in various tourist destinations (i.e. historic towns, coastal zones, islands, etc). It draws conclusions regarding the measurement and implementation of TCC assessment and provides further guidelines towards a comprehensive methodological framework for assessing tourism sustainability in the future.

Ownership Leadership and Transformation

Ownership Leadership and Transformation Author Thomas Theisohn
ISBN-10 9781134031108
Year 2013-07-04
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This book is part of a 3-volume anthology of women's writing in Latin from antiquity to the early modern era. Each volume provides texts, contexts, and translations of a wide variety of works produced by women, including dramatic, poetic, and devotional writing. Volume One covers the age of Roman Antiquity and early Christianity.

Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work

Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work Author Marelize G ergens
ISBN-10 0821381873
Year 2010-03-01
Pages 526
Language en
Publisher World Bank Publications
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This manual explains the skills and steps for making a monitoring and evaluation system that functions well, organizing the people, processes and partnershipsso that they collect and use good information that can be used by decision makers and other stakeholders.

Climate Change Adaptation and Development

Climate Change Adaptation and Development Author Tor Håkon Inderberg
ISBN-10 9781317685067
Year 2014-11-20
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of development policies and practices. This book presents case studies showing that climate change is as much a problem of development as for development, with many of the risks closely linked to past, present and future development pathways. Development policies and practices can play a key role in addressing climate change, but it is critical to question to what extent such actions and interventions reproduce, rather than address, the social and political structures and development pathways driving vulnerability. The chapters emphasise that adaptation is about much more than a set of projects or interventions to reduce specific impacts of climate change; it is about living with change while also transforming the processes that contribute to vulnerability in the first place. This book will help students in the field of climate change and development to make sense of adaptation as a social process, and it will provide practitioners, policymakers and researchers working at the interface between climate change and development with useful insights for approaching adaptation as part of a larger transformation to sustainability.