Capacity building policy

Capacity building policy

21 July 2010

Capacity to mange development already exists in all countries, communities and individuals. Concern’s approach to development is to build on existing capacity.

Capacity building, or capacity development, became a central approach to development through the 1990s. The capacity building agenda emerged from small, dynamic grassroots membership bodies and from biand multi-lateral initiatives supporting government capacity development. It resulted in a search for strategies which placed greater emphasis on process approaches to ensure that the rights of the poor would be fulfilled.

Capacity building seemed to offer possibilities of sustainability and longer-term economic and social transformation for more and more marginalised people.

This policy on capacity building covers Concern's operations in its overseas work.

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Capacity building policy

Capacity to mange development already exists in all countries, communities and individuals. Concern’s approach to development is to build on existing capacity.