• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Dealing with Capacity Issues
  • 2.1 Why is focus on capacity and capacity development important?
  • 2.2 What does the terms mean: Capacity, capacity development and support to capacity development?
  • 3. Overview: Six key messages
  • 4. Assessing Capacity in 5 Steps
  • 4.1 The open systems approach: looking at capacity in the context
  • 4.2 Step 1: Identify the vantage point for assessment
  • 4.3 Step 2: Focus on the outputs
  • 4.4 Step 3: The context
  • 4.5 Step 4: Inputs or resources
  • 4.6 Step 5: Looking inside organisations and networks
  • 5. Getting beneath the Surface of Organisations
  • 5.1 Two dimensions of capacity: “functional-rational” and “political”
  • 5.2 What to focus on in the assessment process?
  • 5.3 Institutional and structural factors, power and interests
  • 6. From Assessment to Action: Change and Capacity Development Processes
  • 6.1 Four areas of change
  • 6.2 Addressing change strategically
  • 7. Donor Support to Capacity Development: Roles and Instruments
  • 7.1 Should donors conduct capacity assessments?
  • 7.2 Donor support to capacity development
  • 7.3 Opportunities for CD support in the context of sector wide approaches
  • 7.4 Donor responses to demand for CD support
  • 8. Checklist for Capacity Development Support
  • 8.1 Introduction<br<
  • 8.2 Scoreboard
  • 9. Selected References