WELCOME to this collection of resources related to capacity development.
We hope that this collection will serve as a useful reference for your work and
learning towards AN EMERGING AGENDA on capacity development.
This CD-ROM contains many useful documents drawn from major events,
research, policy guidance, and tools developed in recent years. The
resources are grouped in five categories:
This collection is a sample of the wealth of resources that exist. For more sources
of information, please see the CONTACTS & LINKS page.
- CASE STUDIES
- ANALYSIS & GUIDANCE
- JOURNALS & NEWSLETTERS
- CONFERENCE/ WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS
- TOOLS & METHODOLOGIES
We are grateful to all contributing organizations – the African Capacity Building
Foundation, the Asian Development Bank, the Capacity Collective, Capacity.org, the
European Center for Development Policy Management, the OECD/DAC and in particular
to the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank Institute and GTZ for
their support in conceiving, compiling, and producing this CD ROM.
Promoting Knowledge and Good Practice: LenCD
The Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD) is an informal network of
analysts and practitioners aimed at creating a global community of practice around
capacity development. Its objectives are to facilitate the sharing of lessons and
distill quality criteria for good practice; promote research, share experiences,
monitor outcomes and carry out other empirical work; foster country-level, regional
and international dialogue and collaboration; promote the mainstreaming of
capacity development issues into agency operations; and act as a key partner
to advance the OECD/DAC's capacity development agenda.
The network emerged from several streams of research and conferences over
recent years and was established in June 2004. LenCD was instrumental in
organizing a roundtable on capacity development as part of the Paris High Level
Forum on Aid Effectiveness and in substantively guiding the development of a
widely agreed reference paper "The Challenge of Capacity Development: Working
Towards Good Practice" adopted by the DAC in 2006. LenCD organizes annual global
events like the Nairobi Forum in October 2006 "Addressing the Paris Declaration:
Collective Responsibility for Capacity Development."
LenCD partners that have contributed to this CD ROM: