Frameworks for capacity building and development are helpful in identifying and focusing on different capacity domains. They might differ in their strength and weaknesses, but they provide guidance as to what kinds of capacities need to be taken into account when dealing with capacity building and development.
There are a few capacity building frameworks. This chapter will outline two of them. They have been developed for different purposes, but they are flexible enough to be expanded, contracted or used in conjunction with each other.
These tools must be adapted according to whether a focused or a whole approach is chosen, and according to the available resources, methods and time.