Welcome to Capacity.org: a gateway for capacity development
Welcome to Capacity.org, a resource portal for the practice of capacity development and the home of Capacity.org journal, published two to three times a year. Building on the topics covered in the journal, this website aims to facilitate access to a broad range of related online resources that practitioners can draw on for their own work. These include the latest research findings, analytical frameworks, policy debates, practical experiences and toolkits. Through links to ongoing discussions and communities of practice, we enable practitioners to find and link up with diverse organizations, professional networks and communities of practice for further support and knowledge exchanges.
Capacity.org collaborates with the Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD) and the Capacity Development Network (Capacity.net) to make knowledge resources on capacity development more accessible to policymakers, researchers, development practitioners and funding organizations.
For a quick overview of key resources available on Capacity.org, grouped by thematic area and topic, please follow the links below. You can also view our latest curated content on the Scoop.it platform.
- Introduction to CD
- Context - systems thinking
- Gender and social inclusion
- Change facilitation
- Leadership development
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Multi-actor engagement
- Linking research, policy and practice
- Organizational development
- Local capacity developers
- Becoming professional
- Water and sanitation
- Value chains/producer organisations
- International cooperation
- Health systems
- Fragile environments
- Adapting to climate change
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Impact of local governance on education services in Indonesia
Since the introduction of decentralization in the early 2000s, local governments have become responsible for the provision of basic services. This has put them at the heart of efforts to raise education quality. The World Bank report "Local Governance and Education Performance: A Survey of the Quality of Local Education Governance in 50 Indonesian Districts" outlines the varying governance of local education systems and explores the effects of a large donor supported program that aimed to strengthen the capacity of local governments.
Capacity development of central state institutions in fragile environments
The report published by the Danish Institute for Development Studies (DIIS) discusses five cases with "relatively successful" outcomes in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and South Sudan. According to the authors, the cases show that "...interventions tend to succeed if they fit well the given situation and context [but] ....This does not imply conforming to the context."
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To find resources that match your interests or field of expertise, use the "Advanced Search" link below to browse through more than 20 capacity development topics that we track regularly.
Issue 47 : August 2013