Capacity development


Capacity development

‘Capacity’ is a general term we use to refer to the various abilities, skills, knowledge, attitudes, values

Values are ideals, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable. See also “principles,” which are often shaped by values.

, structures, relationships, behaviours, resources and conditions needed to carry out functions and achieve objectives. Here ‘capacity development

‘Capacity’ is a general term we use to refer to the various abilities, skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, structures, relationships, behaviours, resources and conditions needed to carry out functions and achieve objectives. Here ‘capacity development’ refers to a deliberate, coordinated process to grow, strengthen, create, adapt, or maintain the capacity of an organization or community over time. See also Organizational Capacity, Organizational Development.

’ refers to a deliberate, coordinated process to grow, strengthen, create, adapt, or maintain the capacity of an organization or community

The broad group of people who are stakeholders of an organization. Extending beyond the people that enter our buildings and use our services, an organization’s community may include cultural groups, sectoral partners, and other groups of people joined together by common identity, geography, and other bonds. Often where we use ‘community’ the word is actually short for multiple communities.

over time. See also Organizational CapacityA multi‐faceted concept referring broadly to an organization’s power, strength, and ability to grow, develop, and accomplish its goals. Elements of capacity can include knowledge, people and resources., Organizational Development

A process through which an organization increases its capacity to successfully pursue its mission. This can include collaboration to create organizational change, to enhance organizational health, and to improve staff satisfaction and effectiveness.

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