Capacity Development for Impact: Where is the Evidence?This paper offers a quick review of the fruits of these efforts to compile evidence on the impact of their work. Starting from the assumption that capacity development can indeed lead to impact and that development organisations are committed to showing this, it presents the findings of a qualitative desk review of 29 case studies presented by three development organisations.
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ABSTRACTCapacity development is increasingly seen as the sine qua non of successful development. Yet despite the growing commitment to show results, documented examples of its impact are hard to find. This paper went in search of available evidence and reviewed 29 case studies of capacity development from three development organisations. Its conclusion is that development organisations and donors need to move away from their narrow focus on accountability to a broader focus on mutual learning. They should also stop looking for the perfect measurement policy and start measuring instead. Website (URL): http://www.snvworld.org/en/Documents/Knowledge%20Publications/SNV-AEGIS-2007_Capacity_Development_Yocarini.pdf Author(s): Lara Yocarini