Resources: Other sources


See also the list of Capacity Development web sites.

Aid Effectiveness This UNDP webpage compiles resources and news of activities related to the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid effectiveness. It focuses in particular on the actions needed to improve country management and coordination of aid and provides information on country aid management systems.

African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

African Economic Research Working group (AERC)

The Change Management Toolbook

Evidence-Based Policy in Development Network (EBPDN)

European Commission: How we ensure aid effectiveness: This web-page of the European Commission highlights work/initiatives carried out that relate to reforming technical cooperation and project implementation units as part of wider aid effectiveness agenda.

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre: research centre providing rapid-response research and reference materials on governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict.

INTRAC: multiple publications, papers and training resources on CD, focusing on civil society and NGOs. Of particular relevance to capacity development are the publications in the Praxis Programme

Joint Africa Institute (JAI)

Experience based learning systems, Inc. and

Rapid Results Institute  This page provides a listing of publications, case studies and evaluations related to the use of the rapid results approach.

The Society for Organizational Learning, founded by Peter Senge, is an intentional learning community composed of organizations and individuals. The purpose of SoL is to discover (research), integrate (capacity development) and implement (practice) theories and practices of organizational learning for the interdependent development of people, their institutions and communities.


The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation, Peter Senge Second edition 2006, and The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organisation Senge, 1994

Generally considered to be the seminal work on learning organisations, The Fifth Discipline, and the accompanying Fieldbook, from leading management academic Peter Senge, offer theories from a range of disciplines, together with insights and examples from companies that use the methods, and practice guidance about how to work with tools and techniques that support the development of organisational learning.

Development and the Learning Organisation: A Development in Practice Reader 2003 Ed. Roper, Laura with Jethro Pettit and Deborah Eade Oxfam GB, Oxford

This is the most comprehensive collection of articles about learning organisations in the development sector. It both covers the theory and provides several case studies.

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