Effective institutions

Effective Institutions Platform Meeting

The Effective Institutions Platform is one of eight initiatives that came out of the Busan High-Level Forum to take forward the commitments made in Busan.  At the EIP meeting in Johannesburg (27-28 February 2013), LenCD members made several proposals for ways in which the network could support the Platform:

  1. Support the Global Partnership help desk by providing advice and contacts on capacity development
  2. Integrating learning into organizational capacity development: supporting network members in testing change, documenting experiences in community, drawing out lessons and developing specific guidance i.e. “closing the learning loop”
  3. Engaging with other platforms as well as other processes by being advocates/ambassadors for  the  integration of capacity development
  4. Organize learning sessions on CD within the framework of other platforms/processes
  5. Serve as the "champion" or coordinating body for work on change management and making results happen
  6. Take on a co-secretariat role within the Platform

Please see more details about these proposals and join the discussion about how LenCD can strengthen the broader capacity development agenda within the Effective Institutions Platform.

Online discussions on LenCD priority themes

LenCD is pleased to host parallel online discussions addressing three aspects of capacity building for effective institutions: change management, coalition building, and measuring results.  Follow the links below to read our draft discussion papers and contribute your own suggestions, experiences, and critiques.


Read the draft discussion paper

Participate in the discussion

Change management is what makes change happen. It is about utilising and fostering capabilities such as change leadership, visioning, strategic planning, communication, commitment, space and others, to manage and successfully complete organizational change processes.


Read the draft discussion paper

Participate in the discussion

Processes of change touch upon vested interests. Managing change effectively means that some of these interests have to be accepted, others negotiated, and others again have to be put aside. For all of these situations, coalitions need to be formed.  Unfortunately, we know very little about how to encourage and support coalitions from the outside.


Read the draft discussion paper

Participate in the discussion

Key traps and debates in monitoring and evaluating capacity development include a lack of clarity about whether M&E is for accountability or for learning, level (organisations, beneficiaries, or communities) at which CD is supposed to be taking place, and the tension between demands for results-based management and more qualitative systems thinking approaches.


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