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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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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

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

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

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

Communities of practice for local capacity in Central Asia: the community empowerment network (English)

In 2002 the World Bank Institute and Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) launched the Community Empowerment Network (CEN): four national networks linked through regional activities that would build the capacity of communities and development partners to implement community-driven development (CDD) projects. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 33090 MAR 01, 2005

Caldwell Johnson, Erik Disclosed

Developing capacity through networks: lessons from anticorruption parliamentary coalitions (English)

National, regional, or global networks of parliamentarians are proving important vehicles for enhancing their capacity and the effectiveness of parliaments and parliamentarians in developing countries. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 33089 JAN 01, 2005

Campbell, Meaghan; Stapenhurst, Frederick C. Disclosed

When passionate leadership stimulates enduring change: a transformational capacity development anecdote from Uganda (English)

This paper from the water sector in Uganda turns on its head conventional wisdom about capacity growth and how long it takes to effect enduring change. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38909

Matta, Nadim; Murphy, Patrice

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

Alameddine, Chirine; Hart-Poliquin, Moira 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

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

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

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

Where capacity is not the only problem : moving from generic capacity building to support for issues-based change in Nigeria (English)

This brief highlights DFID's experience in Nigeria in adopting an issues-based approach in which its role lies more in responding to and following, rather than leading, local change processes. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 38908

Butterworth, Richard

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

Carrillo, Susana 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

Nelson, Mark Disclosed

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

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

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Building post-crisis capacity in the Solomon Islands (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 68668 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
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
A revolution in capacity development? Africans ask tough questions (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 38912 WBI Working Paper
Communities of practice for local capacity in Central Asia: the community empowerment network (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 33090 WBI Working Paper
Developing capacity through networks: lessons from anticorruption parliamentary coalitions (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 33089 WBI Working Paper
When passionate leadership stimulates enduring change: a transformational capacity development anecdote from Uganda (English)
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38909 WBI Working Paper
Applying a capacity-results framework in Lao PDR and other pilot countries (English)
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38910 WBI Working Paper
Linking individual, organizational, and institutional capacity building to results (English)
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38915 WBI Working Paper
The transport sector : a laboratory for good practices in capacity development? (English)
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38914 WBI Working Paper
The capacity to evaluate : why countries need it (English)
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38913 WBI Working Paper
Where capacity is not the only problem : moving from generic capacity building to support for issues-based change in Nigeria (English)
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38908 WBI Working Paper
Assessing governance and strengthening capacity in Haiti (English)
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42386 WBI Working Paper
Does training work? Re-examining donor-sponsored training programs in developing countries (English)
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38911 WBI Working Paper
Putting evidence to work : linking policy and practice in capacity development (English)
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92591 WBI Working Paper