IDRC strategic evaluation of capacity development: Doing things better?

The paper from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) analyses whether the results from capacity building projects have supported the organisation to achieve its mission.


  • Frameworks and logic for deriving meaning from results
  • Brief synopses of the six organizational cases
  • Organizational capacity building (OCB) results
  • Observations on IDRC organizational capacity building results


Taylor, P., and Ortiz, A. (2008). IDRC Strategic Evaluation of Capacity Development: Doing things better? How capacity development results help bring about change: Institute of Development Studies (IDS).