Synthesis Study on Best Practices and Innovative Approaches to Capacity Development in Low-Income African Countries

About the publication

  • Published: October 2008
  • Series: Synteser
  • Type: Evaluations
  • Carried out by: Scanteam in association with Ghartey Associates of Ghana; Arne Disch (team leader), Karstein Haarberg, Adom Baisie Ghartey, Bjørn Lunøe
  • Commissioned by: Norad’s Evaluation Department
  • Country: --
  • Theme: --
  • Pages: 168
  • Serial number: 1/2008
  • ISBN: 978-82-7548-321-6
  • ISSN: --
NB! The publication is ONLY available online and can not be ordered on paper.

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.
Published 16.01.2009
Last updated 16.02.2015