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Capacity Development briefs

January 2005 - May 2009

 

The Capacity Development Briefs reports on the World Bank Institute's capacity development programs designed to build skills among groups of individuals involved in performing tasks, and also to strengthen the organizations in which they work, and the sociopolitical environment in which they operate. These briefs share best practices and lessons learned as the WBI pursues its mission to helps people, institutions, and countries to diagnose problems that keep communities poor, to make informed choices to solve those problems, and to share what they learn with others.

 

This series replaces the Capacity Enhancement briefs.

 

Otherwise known as:

Capacity Enhancement briefs

 

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Putting evidence to work : linking policy and practice in capacity development (English)

One of the major challenges facing the international development community is creating a capacity development (CD) architecture built on solid evidence. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 92591 JUN 01, 2009

Theisohn, Thomas; Nelson, Mark; Awimbo, Janet Disclosed

Building post-crisis capacity in the Solomon Islands (English)

This capacity development brief summarizes the results of a multi-donor team review of four examples of post-crisis capacity development interventions in the Solomon Islands in 2005-08 whose performance was frequently cited as successful by local stakeholders. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 68668 MAY 01, 2009

Bailey, Laura Disclosed

The need for a conceptual and results-oriented framework in capacity development : discussion of a new approach (English)

Efforts to develop capacity are being hindered by disparate methodologies, insufficient focus on outcomes and indicators, and a lack of concrete results to show improved capacity. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 92590 APR 01, 2009

Otoo, Samuel; Agapitova, Natalia; Gold, Jenny; Fisher, Sharon Disclosed

The network value chain (English)

In response to a growing demand for evidence of effectiveness, scalability, and accountability in international development initiatives, the international development community has begun to ask increasingly hard questions about the costs, risks, and assessment challenges associated with its capacity development (CD) initiatives. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 92589 FEB 01, 2009

Bloom, Evan; Reeves, Matt; Leonard, Aaron Disclosed

Strengthening Southern leadership through a capacity development alliance (English)

Strong leadership from developing countries is essential to ensure the success of capacity development (CD) initiatives. Billions of dollars have funded so-called CD projects during the past several decades, but the results have been mixed. ... See More +

Brief 92588 JAN 01, 2009

Abdel-Malek, Talaat Disclosed

Strengthening networks : using organizational network analysis to promote network effectiveness, scale, and accountability (English)

Networks are emerging as an important delivery mechanism for sustainable development; however, reliable network diagnostics are necessary to ensuring accountability and quality to donors and stakeholders and to monitoring, evaluating, and learning from networks. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 92587 AUG 01, 2008

Bloom, Evan; Reeves, Matt; Sunseri, Amy; Nyhan-Jones, Veronica Disclosed

Learning by doing : the Japanese PHRD fund and capacity development (English)

The Government of Japan has been supporting capacity development through the World Bank for 17 years. It has provided grants under its Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Fund to support graduate scholarships, training activities, and preparation and implementation of loans and credits. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 44889 JUN 01, 2008

Potten, David Disclosed

Parliament's role in poverty reduction strategies (English)

Parliaments play a crucial role in improving governance and public service delivery. Those countries with strong parliamentary oversight have been able to shape policy directions and priorities. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 44888 MAY 01, 2008

Kroon, Cindy; Stapenhurst, Rick Disclosed

Assessing governance and strengthening capacity in Haiti (English)

This Capacity Development Brief explores the experience of describes some of the findings of the diagnostic, which was completed in 2006. The indicators measures of governance are: voice and accountability, rule of law, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, control of corruption, political stability, and absence of violence. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 42386 DEC 01, 2007

Carrillo, Susana Disclosed

The FM revolution in Niger : radio's impact on capacity development (English)

In Niger, where only a fifth of the population is literate and poverty is rife, radio has taken on an extraordinarily important role in the lives of its citizens. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 41865 OCT 01, 2007

Peter, Luc; Barbey, Stephanie; Tejasvi, Ajay Disclosed

Capacity development in the World Bank Group : a review of nonlending approaches (English)

This work on a review of non-lending approaches, which for the purposes of this brief is defined broadly as activities that have a stated goal of improving individual, organizational and broader institutional capacities in a country, is spread widely throughout the Bank. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 40431 JUN 01, 2007

Constantinou, Nansia Disclosed

A market-based approach to capacity development : how Uganda's local governments are breaking new ground (English)

For many developing countries, capacity development means donor-sponsored training programs and outside experts. But a noteworthy example in Uganda shows that capacity development may work better and be more sustainable when local market forces are unleashed to provide for local capacity needs. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 53324 JUN 01, 2007

Nelson, Mark Disclosed

Challenges for new leadership teams in fragile states (English)

In this brief, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, shares lessons learned from her experience in leading a post-conflict country. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 40429 MAY 01, 2007

Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen Disclosed

South-South capacity development : the way to grow? (English)

A growing body of evidence suggests that learning and cooperation among developing nations is increasing n both frequency and complexity and expanding from just economic cooperation to include a variety of topics: health, education, communication, research, and development. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38916 FEB 01, 2007

Tejasvi, Ajay Disclosed

Linking individual, organizational, and institutional capacity building to results (English)

Achieving rapid development calls for improved capacity in the public and private sectors to support development policies and projects. The World Bank recognizes that capacity building is a long-term process requiring a systemic approach. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38915 DEC 01, 2006

Vinod, Thomas Disclosed

The transport sector : a laboratory for good practices in capacity development? (English)

As articulated in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005), country capacity is at the core of sustainable development. The concepts of capacity and capacity development (CD) are so all-encompassing, however, that practitioners have often found it difficult to make operational sense of them. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38914 OCT 01, 2006

Davis, Deborah Disclosed

The capacity to evaluate : why countries need it (English)

Evaluation skills are central to effective development work. Evaluation captures real results, leads to feedback and learning, and identifies areas where more capacity is needed. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38913 JUN 01, 2006

Morra-Imas, Linda; Rist, Ray C. Disclosed

A revolution in capacity development? Africans ask tough questions (English)

In the past year, the donor community has paid unprecedented attention to the subject of capacity development. From the World Bank task force on capacity development in Africa to the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness, donors have signaled both the importance of the issue to African development and a new determination to improve results on capacity development interventions. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38912 MAY 01, 2006

Missika-Wierzba, Bathylle; Nelson, Mark;; Nelson, Mark Disclosed

Does training work? Re-examining donor-sponsored training programs in developing countries (English)

This article examines the available evidence about training as an instrument of capacity development and asks whether it works and under which conditions it is most optimally pursued. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38911 FEB 01, 2006

Nelson, Mark Disclosed

Applying a capacity-results framework in Lao PDR and other pilot countries (English)

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and poverty reduction objectives of developing countries requires a substantially greater investment in capacity development. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38910 DEC 01, 2005

Alameddine, Chirine; Hart-Poliquin, Moira Disclosed

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Putting evidence to work : linking policy and practice in capacity development (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 92591 WBI Working Paper
Building post-crisis capacity in the Solomon Islands (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 68668 WBI Working Paper
The need for a conceptual and results-oriented framework in capacity development : discussion of a new approach (English)
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APR 01, 2009 92590 WBI Working Paper
The network value chain (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 92589 WBI Working Paper
Strengthening Southern leadership through a capacity development alliance (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 92588 Brief
Strengthening networks : using organizational network analysis to promote network effectiveness, scale, and accountability (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 92587 WBI Working Paper
Learning by doing : the Japanese PHRD fund and capacity development (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44889 WBI Working Paper
Parliament's role in poverty reduction strategies (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44888 WBI Working Paper
Assessing governance and strengthening capacity in Haiti (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 42386 WBI Working Paper
The FM revolution in Niger : radio's impact on capacity development (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41865 WBI Working Paper
Capacity development in the World Bank Group : a review of nonlending approaches (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40431 WBI Working Paper
A market-based approach to capacity development : how Uganda's local governments are breaking new ground (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 53324 WBI Working Paper
Challenges for new leadership teams in fragile states (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40429 WBI Working Paper
South-South capacity development : the way to grow? (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 38916 WBI Working Paper
Linking individual, organizational, and institutional capacity building to results (English)
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DEC 01, 2006 38915 WBI Working Paper
The transport sector : a laboratory for good practices in capacity development? (English)
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OCT 01, 2006 38914 WBI Working Paper
The capacity to evaluate : why countries need it (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 38913 WBI Working Paper
A revolution in capacity development? Africans ask tough questions (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 38912 WBI Working Paper
Does training work? Re-examining donor-sponsored training programs in developing countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 38911 WBI Working Paper
Applying a capacity-results framework in Lao PDR and other pilot countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 38910 WBI Working Paper