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Module 4 -21 Capacity Development

21.1 Why is capacity development important to municipal managers?
21.2 What is capacity?
21.3 What is capacity development?
21.4 Factors in developing capacity
21.5 Approaching capacity development needs
21.6 Municipal staff capacity
21.7 Instruments for capacity development
Further Guidance

Key Questions:

Why is capacity development important to managers?
What is capacity?
What is capacity development?
How should capacity development be planned for, implemented and managed?

Related Tools:

2 Strategic Planning
3 Planning and Organising
11 Selecting Options
17 Negotiating and Contracting
18 Managing PPPs
20 Managing Conflict

Implementation – Capacity Development

Further Guidance

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)


Eade, D. (1997):
Capacity Development – An Approach to People-Centred Development. Oxfam: Oxford, UK

Jones, D. (2002):
Conceiving and managing partnership: A guide framework. Practitioner Note Series. Business Partners for Development: London, UK.

Plummer, J. (1999):
Municipalities and Community Participation: A Sourcebook for Capacity Development. Earthscan: London, UK.

UNDP (1998):
Capacity Assessment and Development: In a Systems and Strategic Management Context. Technical Advisory Paper No.3, Management Development and Governance Division, Bureau for Development Policy. UNDP: New York, USA.

UNDP Capacity Development website




  S T A R T P A G E  
  Module 1 - Before PPPs  
  01-Starting Out  
  02-Strategic Planning  
  Module 2 - Preparation Stage  
  03-Planning & Organising  
  04-Collecting Information  
  Module 3 - PPP Development Stage  
  05-Identifying Constraints  
  06-Defining Objectives  
  07-Defing Parameters (Scope)  
  08-Establishing Principles  
  09-Identifying Partners  
  10-Establishing Partnership  
  11-Selecting Options  
  12-Financing (Investment)  
  13-Financing (Cost Recovery)  
  14-Preparing Business Plans  
  15-Regulating the PPP  
  Module 4 - Implementation  
  16-Tendering & Procurement  
  18-Managing PPPs  
  19-Monitoring & Evaluation  
  20-Managing Conflict  
  21-Capacity Development  
  Contact Information