«RESOURCE CATALOGUE A Brief Review of 20 Tools to Assess Capacity Capacity Development Group Bureau for Development Policy August 2005 This Resource ...»
Estimated Time and Budget: NA Other: http://www.unicef.org/evaldatabase/files/OCT_00-801.pdf Author’s Comment: From the M&E database, there are innumerable internal assessments of UNICEF programmes and projects. There is little study of institutional or national capacity.
UNFPA Institution: UNFPA Madagascar Country Office Tool Type: Questionnaire Theme: National Executing Agency Capacity Assessment Primary Purpose: To assess the general management, technical and financial capabilities of government and non-governmental bodies Approach: Questionnaire and interviews with national executing agencies Pros and Cons: Short and neat. Well designed and targeted assessment process and tool.
Estimated time and budget: Six weeks and two national consultants.
Other: http://www.unfpa.org/monitoring/pdf/n-issue29.pdf Author’s Comment: UNFPA is very active with capacity-building projects. The website offers many assessments of these projects from their M&E archives.
UNDP Institution: UNDP Tool Name/Type: Participatory Organizational Evaluation Tool (POET) Theme: Organizational capacity assessment Primary Purpose: As an organizational capacity assessment tool, CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) and their partners use POET to measure and profile organizational capacities and consensus levels in seven critical areas, and assess, over time, the impact of these activities on organizational capacity (benchmarking).
As an organizational development process, CSOs and their partners use POET to build capacity by bringing staff together in cross-functional, cross-hierarchical groups for open exchange; to identify divergent viewpoints to foster growth; to create consensus around future organizational capacity development activities; and, to select, implement and track organizational change and development strategies Approach: Critical organizational capacities are identified in relation to a potential user population. Items are created to measure the critical capacities. Facilitators are trained to apply the tool which uses a self assessment questionnaire and group discussion approach.
Pros and Cons: Scores capacity and consensus among assessment team. Very time consuming, participatory exercise.
Estimated time and budget:
Other: http://www.undp.org/cso/resource/toolkits/poet/ch1.html Institution: UNDP Tool Type: List of optional approaches to capacity assessments (where we are now) Other: http://magnet.undp.org/Docs/cap/Anx2.pdf Institution: UNDP Tool Type: Handbook on capacity assessment methodologies: An analytical review