Study on Capacity, Change and Performance: Interim Report


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    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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