Evaluating Capacity Development: Experiences from Research by D. Horton

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Examples of Operational and Adaptive Capacities in the Evaluation Studies (continued) Capacity area Strategic leadership (continued) Program and process management Networking and linking to other organizations and stakeholders Operational capacities Adaptive capacities Example (continued) Governance structures Guidelines and incentives for performance in relation to organizational objectives Scanning and monitoring the external environment Managing change staff and interest groups in discussions and consensus building as to needs and new directions.

Third, the multi-disciplinary, multiinstitutional emphasis of the food chain analysis helped participants understand how their individual work related to the overall organization and the interconnections between various technical and institutional factors at different points along the food chain. The evaluation study focused on the development of capacity for food chain analysis in IIP. It was designed and carried out with the New Paradigm Project to reach consensus on (a) the importance and relevance of the capacity development effort; (b) the key moments in the capacity development process and the principle factors driving and constraining it; (c) the results of the capacity development process within and outside IIP; and (d) the merits of the self-assessment methodology employed.

Shift in emphasis from the micro level (on Capacity development is an the individual) to the macro level (on naemerging property. " delivery organizations) neglected and thus , _,,. , , n Albina Maestrey Boza U1 vulnerable. This current model generally assumes that if you train people and get the legal and market rules and regulations right, organizations will take care of themselves. Figure 4 illustrates these levels where capacity development can take place. Today it is widely recognized that past approaches were too limited in their view of development requirements and processes.

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