Clarifying context and aims of capacity development

Another aspect worth taking into account is the coordination of capacity development strategies with the context in which they are fostered. This can be understood as a multidimensional process, where the development of capacities require or depend on an enabling policy and institutional environment. Therefore, it may occur that the actions for capacity development at an organizational, partnership or leadership level are also directed towards goals of rising awareness, dealing with mental blocks, fighting denial or indifference, creating concern and will to action (Whitehead / Dahlgren 2006).

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