The third and final in a series, this text bridges the conceptual foundations of capacity development and the difficulties and practical realities in the field. It demystifies the process of capacity development to make it more user-friendly. The book has two parts. The first shows how long-standing development dilemmas can be turned into opportunities for capacity development and societal transformation. It proposes a set of principles to guide the search for context-specific approaches as the norm, and based on these default principles the authors explore relevant issues in comprehensible stages through a capacity lens. The second part is a compilation of experiences and lessons from around the world, to showcase promising initiatives and innovative solutions. It forms a casebook of insights and good (rather than best) practices on how development stakeholders can turn development dilemmas into opportunities tailored to the needs of their societies.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Preface * Part A: Capacity Development in Practice: Issues, Potentials and Critical Considerations - Capacity Development Basics * Integrating External Cooperation Into National Systems and Processes * From Perverse to Positive Incentives * Re-examining the Layers of Capacity Development * Part B: Casebook of Experience and Lessons - Country Cases: Afghanistan * Bhutan * Bolivia * Brazil * Cambodia * China * East Timor * Ecuador * Egypt * Estonia * Ethiopia * Guatemala * Guinea-Bissau * Honduras * India * Indonesia * Jordan * Laos * Malawi * Malaysia * Mongolia and Morocco * Mozambique * The Philippines * Rwanda * Solomon Islands * South Africa * Sudan * Tanzania * Turkey * Uganda * Ukraine * Venezuela * Yemen * Regional and Global Cases: Africa * Eastern Europe * South-East Europe * West Africa * Global * Authors Biography * Index
'Lopes and Theisohn present 10 principles to inspire ownership and transfigure leadership while ensuring capacity development' Book Shelf. The Futurist, July-August 2004.