Perspectives note

  1. Executive Summary Within the framework of the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA, art 13.b), CSOs and other non-state actors (NSAs) have an active role to play to support country development; they should therefore as well be part of country capacity development (CD) processes – both as recipients as well as providers of CD support. While acknowledging that other NSAs (e.g. political parties, local authorities, research institutes, media and the private sector) have also crucial roles to play, this note focuses on development-oriented CSOs in partner countries. It looks at two key capacity questions...
  2. Executive Summary The context matters for capacity development (CD). It sets the stage on which actors pursue their interests and agendas – both of which are affected by change processes. And CD is change, in most cases producing winners and losers and reconfiguring the balance of influence and power in and between individuals, organizations and groups of organizations. This perspective paper – one of five in a series prepared by the OECD/DAC as an input to preparation of the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in 2011 – collects evidence about how the environment can be more or...