Morgan, P; Land, T; Baser, H. 2005. Study on Capacity, change and performance. (ECDPM Discussion Paper 59A).
In 2002 the chair of the Govnet, the OECD’s Network on Governance and Capacity Building, asked the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, to undertake a study of the capacity of organisations and groups of organisations, mainly in low-income countries, its development over time and its relationship to improved performance. The specific purposes of this study were twofold:
• to enhance understanding of the interrelationships amongst capacity, change and performance across a wide range of development experiences and
• to provide general recommendations and tools to support the effectiveness of external interventions aimed at improving capacity and performance.
The purposes of this interim report to the Govnet are:
• to bring Govnet members up to date on the current status of the study;
• to set out some of the patterns emerging from the findings; and • to indicate the tasks and schedule required to complete the study.
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