Capacity, complexity and consulting Lessons from managing capacity development projects

The Overseas Development Institute’s Research and Policy in Development Programme has increasingly collaborated with or managed large multi-year projects where it has been responsible for helping local institutions and organisations to build their capacity to use knowledge to improve policies and practices. This paper serves to 1) reflect on what capacity is and how it develops;… Read more




Capacity Development in Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries

This paper is about capacity development in higher education institutions (HEI) in developing countries. The paper reviews literature in three relevant knowledge domains: capacity building, organizational change and development, and higher education institutions (HEI). The paper also describes and illustrates the needs for increased performance of HEI in developing countries, and presents an integrated framework  indicating concepts and relationships relevant… Read more




The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED)

NORHED is a new Norad programme designed to stimulate productive South-North collaboration. It is intended to strengthen the institutional capacity and performance of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the South to deliver quality education and research. This may also include capacity development within system development, administration and infrastructure, with due attention to gender balance considerations… Read more




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