Rapid Assessment tool for Capacity Development

The European Commission's Rapid Assessment tool for Capacity Development aims to assess the impact that the interaction with a development intervention generates at individual and/or institutional level in terms of capacity development and/or strengthening.  Evaluations rarely assess this impact since they tend to evaluate outputs and results as foreseen in the development interventions’ logical frameworks, that very rarely contain references to a capacity development strategy or even specific capacities that are being sought. The RAC is therefore a complementary instrument -- not an evaluation of the development intervention, nor the evaluation of the technical assistance component of a development intervention.