Critical Capacity Development

by Farhad Analoui
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This book contributes to our understanding of a neglected and poorly-understood concept within the development field: ‘capacity development’ in the context of human and organisational sustainable development. Relating ‘capacity development’ to other perspectives in development thinking and practice and giving an account of the concept’s genesis, the book introduces readers to recent empirical research initiatives that help to elucidate the concepts of capacity, capacity development, and capacity management. While capacity development initiatives and programmes have been used by most international and national agencies over the course of the last five decades, the term means different things to different people and especially to different major players in the international community. This weakens its effectiveness. This book therefore strives first of all to set ground rules that can be utilised by international aid providers such as UNDP, OECD, World Bank, and CIDA and practitioners alike.


Farhad Analoui
Joseph Kwadwo Danquah

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Illustrations Note:
XVII, 134 p. 5 illus., 3 illus. in color.
Table of Contents:
1. Why Capacity Development?
2. Management Perspectives and Trajectory of Capacity Development
3. Capacity Development in context of Development: A critical Debate
4. Capacity Development: The World Bank and UNDP Perceptive
5. Uses of Capacity Development in the Development Practice
6. Capacity Development and Institutional Change: Impacts on Development Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
7. Conclusion: Current Thinking in Capacity Development, Vision and Implications
Fills a gap, articulating a coherent conceptual framework for capacity development and clarifying the disparate ways that the concept has been understood and applied

Draws on three case studies and empirical examples from both developed and developing countries

Critically examines capacity development and its implementation, identifying challenges

Makes concrete policy recommendations to achieve desired outcomes

Media Type:
Springer International Publishing
Biography Artist:
Farhad Analoui is Professor International Development and HRM, International consultant, and Programme Director at the Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, UK.

Joseph Kwadwo Danquah is Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, UK.
1st ed. 2017
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Product Type:
Hardback book
Release date:
31 January 2017
Package Dimensions:
0.22 x 0.155 x 0.016 m; 0.26 kg
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