Technical co-operation involving northern experts transferring expertise to the south has not always worked. In fact it has sometimes been counter-productive, fostering a dependency on outside help rather than creating a genuine indigenous capability. This study by experts from Harvard University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) uses a range of country studies to analyze what has worked in the past, what hasn't, and how to ensure that future co-operation results in genuine capacity building and ownership of the new capabilities by the recipients. It aims to offer a framework for evaluating different methods to achieve these goals. The volume is a companion to the earlier Capacity for Development, and should be useful for all those working in international development, as well as researchers, academics and students.
Foreword * Preface * Accra Outcomes Statement * Acknowledgements * Part 1: Introduction and Overview - Introduction: Rethinking Capacity Development for Today's Challenges * Overview: Meeting the Capacity Development Challenge: Lessons for Improving Technical Cooperation * Part 2: Country Studies - Bangladesh: Applying Technical Cooperation to Health and Financial Reform * Bolivia: the Political Context of Capacity Development * Egypt: Building Private Sector Capacity through Technical Cooperation * The Kyrgyz Republic: Developing New Capacities in a Post-Transition Country * Philippines: Bringing Civil Society into Capacity Development * Uganda: Driving Technical Cooperation for National Capacity Development * Statistical Annex * About the Authors