Bringing the invisible into perspective: Reference document for using the 5Cs framework to plan, monitor and evaluate capacity and results of capacity development processes



This reference document describes a comprehensive approach for planning, monitoring and evaluation of  capacity and the results of capacity development processes. This capacity framework used centres around 5 capabilities (‘5Cs’) that together contribute to an organisation’s ability to create social value. 

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    The document has been written for development practitioners in Southern organisations and planning, monitoring and evaluation professionals with whom they collaborate. As the title implies, it is not itself a handbook or a ‘tool’. Rather, the text is intended to explain a 5Cs perspective that can be practically translated and applied in context and organisation-specific ways.It contains practical suggestions and concrete experience to help the reader in adapting the 5Cs to a most appropriate use in their own context and for their own purposes.

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