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Critical Capacity Development

Authors: Analoui, Farhad, Danquah, Joseph Kwadwo

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  • 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
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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. 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Capacity Development
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47416-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47416-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47415-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83731-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 134
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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