Synthesis Study on Best Practices and Innovative Approaches to Capacity Development in Low-Income African Countries
|Published:||October 2008 by Norad|
|Commissioned by:||Norad’s Evaluation Department|
|Carried out by:||Scanteam in association with Ghartey Associates of Ghana; Arne Disch (team leader), Karstein Haarberg, Adom Baisie Ghartey, Bjørn Lunøe|
|Series:||Synthesis reports 1/2008|
- Synthesis Study on Best Practices and Innovative Approaches to Capacity Development in Low-Income African Countries.pdf
The study is to focus on the delivery of public goods and services in five sectors: health, education, water, sanitation, and electricity. This report presents the main findings and conclusions from the study.
The main purposes of the synthesis study are to:
- Draw lessons from existing evaluation reports and other studies focusing on good and innovative modes of assistance to capacity development in low-income countries;
- Indicate knowledge gaps regarding the effectiveness of these interventions;
- Propose a framework for how the impact of these innovative modes of capacity development intervention could be assessed with a view to distilling lessons for better practices;
- Develop a conceptual framework that will form the basis for a possible in-depth evaluation.
- The planned evaluation should be seen to feed into the DAC efforts to extend harmonization and aid effectiveness into the area of capacity development.