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  1. Learning how to learn: eight lessons for impact evaluations to make a difference

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    Guide
    2011

    This background note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) outlines some of the key lessons that have been learnt through recent and ongoing work in impact evaluations,  utilisation-focused evaluations and evidence-based policy.

  2. Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Development: Is it Really That Difficult?

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    2010

    This paper from the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) analyses some of the key concepts of capacity development particularly in regards to monitoring and evaluation.

  3. A Balanced Approach to Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity and Performance

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    Example
    2007

    This study, authored by Paul Engel, Niels Keijzer and Tony Land for the European Centre for Development Policy Management focuses on how capacity develops endogenously within an organisation or system.

  4. A Sector-Wide Approach to Assessing Effectiveness: the Im-Prove It! Framework

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    2011

    This background paper from Bond for International Development has been produced as part of developing the Im-Prove it! Framework. This  framework has been designed to improve the rigor and consistency of how UK development NGOs assess their effectiveness.

  5. Africa Capacity Indicators 2011: Capacity Development in Fragile States

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    Guide
    2011

    This report from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) provides data and analysis on the key issues and challenges facing capacity development in Africa.

  6. Evaluation of NGO Partnerships Aimed at Capacity Development

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    Overview
    2010

    This report from Belgium's Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation describes the outcomes of an evaluation of Belgian NGO partnerships that are specifically aimed at capacity development.

  7. NGO Partner Survey 2010

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    Example
    2011

    This paper from Keystone Accountability describes the findings of a study which surveyed a range of southern NGO's who partner with 25 specific northern NGO's in order assess their performance on a range of measures.

  8. The Design and Use of Capacity Development Indicators

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    Overview
    1997

    This paper provides a broad generic framework for analysing key aspects of capacity development allowing the assessment of them through the use of indicators.

  9. Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity-Building Interventions in the Health Sector...

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    Guide
    2003

    This guide from Measure Evaluation outlines the concepts of capacity building, evaluates the strengths and limitations of current methods of measuring capacity and provides a design for a capacity measuring approach to M & E.

  10. Return on Investment: The Long term Impact of Building Healthcare Capacity in Africa

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    Guide
    2010

    This report from Accordia Global Health Foundation outlines five approaches to long-term capacity development and systems strengthening which are viewed through the lens of long-term impact evaluation.

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