UNDP measuring capacities tool

This resource on Capacity Indicators, is a compilation of indicators for assessing capability and effectiveness of organizations and the standards of the environment in which they must operate.

It discusses the history and significance of Capacity Development and provides 10 capacity development indicator case study scenarios.


  • Introduction: Measurement of results in capacity development
  • Part 1: Institutional Capacity Indicators
  • Part 2: Enabling Environment Capacity Indicators
  • Part 3: Thematic Capacity Indicators


UNDP (2005), Measuring Capacities: An Illustrative Catalogue to Benchmarks and Indicators, Capacity Development Group Bureau for Development Policy, New York.