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The Role of Higher Education in Fragile Contexts

How do systems of higher education rebuild in post-conflict and post-disaster settings? What is the role of higher education in peacebuilding? Can higher education be a mechanism to support conflict transformation on campus and communities? For scholars facing threats and dangers, what alternatives are available to them?  At the annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference in March, a panel of higher education scholars and practitioners discussed these questions about the role of higher education in fragile contexts. Read more  »

Posted in Conflict Sensitivity in Programming, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding Programming, Strengthen Local Institutions

Critical choices: Assessing the effects of education and civic engagement on Somali youths’ propensity towards violence

Author: Beza Tesfaye
Full Citation: Tesfaye, B. (2016). Critical choices: Assessing the effects of education and civic engagement on Somali youths’ propensity towards violence. Mercy Corps.
Resource Type:
  • Project Evaluation
  • Research
    • Mixed Methods
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • Communities
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Somalia
Posted in Communities, Strengthen Local Institutions

Impact evaluation of end of program data from the Educate! Randomised control trial

Author: Educate!
Full Citation: Educate!. (2014). Impact evaluation of end of program data from the Educate! Randomised control trial. (Internal Report 2014). New York: Authors
Resource Type:
  • Project Evaluation
  • Research
    • Quantitative
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • Communities
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Uganda
Posted in Communities, Strengthen Local Institutions

Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean understanding the causes, realizing the potential

Author: Wendy Cunningham, Linda McGinnis, Rodrigo García Verdú, Cornelia Tesliuc, and Dorte Verner
Full Citation: Cunningham, W., et al. (2008). Youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean understanding the causes, realizing the potential. Washington D.C: World Bank
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Location(s):
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

Building state capability: evidence, analysis, action

Author: Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock
Full Citation: Andrews, M., Pritchett, L., & Woolcock, M. (2017). Building state capability: evidence, analysis, action. New York: Oxford University Press
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • National Education Systems
Posted in National Education Systems, Strengthen Local Institutions

Leading organisational change in practice. Some ideas.

Author: Pete Vowles
Full Citation: Vowles, P. (2016 March 23). Leading organisational change in practice. Some ideas. [Web log post].
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

Human and institutional capacity development (HICD) policy paper: a mandatory reference for ADS Chapter 201

Author: USAID
Full Citation: USAID. (2009). Human and institutional capacity development (HICD) policy paper: a mandatory reference for ADS Chapter 201. Washington D.C: Authors
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
  • USAID Resources
    • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

The child protection in emergencies professional development programme: Capacity gaps analysis survey

Author: Save the Children
Full Citation: Save the Children. (2016). The child protection in emergencies professional development programme: Capacity gaps analysis survey. (n.p): Authors
Resource Type:
  • Research
    • Qualitative
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • Donor Agencies / INGOs
Location(s):
  • Asia
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • Indonesia
    • Laos
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
Posted in Donor Agencies / INGOs, Strengthen Local Institutions

Feed the future human and institutional capacity development (HICD) strategy review

Author: USAID
Full Citation: USAID. (2015). Feed the future human and institutional capacity development (HICD) strategy review. Washington D.C: Authors
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Research
    • Qualitative
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • Donor Agencies / INGOs
Posted in Donor Agencies / INGOs, Strengthen Local Institutions

The capacity development results framework: A strategic and results-oriented approach to learning for capacity development

Author: Samuel Otoo, Natalia Agapitova and Joy Behrens
Full Citation: Otoo, S., Agapitova, N., & Behrens, J. (2009). The capacity development results framework: A strategic and results-oriented approach to learning for capacity development. Washington D.C: World Bank
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

Does training work? Re-examining donor-sponsored training programs in developing countries

Author: Mark Nelson
Full Citation: Nelson, M. (2006). Does training work? Re-examining donor-sponsored training programs in developing countries. (Capacity Development Brief No. 15). Washington D.C: World Bank
Resource Type:
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

Building capabilities in the voluntary sector: what the evidence tells us

Author: Rob Macmillan and Angela Ellis Paine With Helen Kara, Chris Dayson, Elizabeth Sanderson and Peter Wells
Full Citation: Macmillan, R., et al. (2014). Building capabilities in the voluntary sector: what the evidence tells us. (Research Report 125). Birmingham, UK: Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham
Resource Type:
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • Donor Agencies / INGOs
Posted in Donor Agencies / INGOs, Strengthen Local Institutions

Study on capacity development support initiatives & patterns

Author: Fletcher Tembo
Full Citation: Tembo, F. (2008). Study on capacity development support initiatives & patterns. (Local Capacity Development Funds: research and development phase. Report for SNV Netherlands Development Organisation). London, UK: Overseas Development Institute
Resource Type:
  • Research
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Cameroon
    • Tanzania
  • Asia
    • Vietnam
  • Europe and Eurasia
    • Montenegro
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
    • Peru
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

Developing management: an expanded evaluation tool for developing countries

Author: Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
Full Citation: Lemos, R., & Scur, D. (2016). Developing management: an expanded evaluation tool for developing countries. (Working Paper RISE-WP-16/007). London, UK: Research on Improving System of Education
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • National Education Systems
Location(s):
  • Asia
    • India
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
    • Colombia
    • Mexico
Posted in National Education Systems, Strengthen Local Institutions

The capable partners learning agenda on local organization capacity development

Author: Thomas Dichter
Full Citation: Dichter, T. (2014). The capable partners learning agenda on local organization capacity development. Washington DC: USAID – Capable Partners Program
Resource Type:
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
  • Research
    • Qualitative
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
    • Donor Agencies / INGOs
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Kenya
    • Morocco
    • Tanzania
  • Asia
    • Nepal
    • Philippines
    • Sri Lanka
  • Europe and Eurasia
    • Moldova
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
    • Jamaica
    • Peru
Posted in Donor Agencies / INGOs, Strengthen Local Institutions

Developing capacity in fragile states

Author: Derick W. Brinkerhoff
Full Citation: Brinkerhoff, D. W. (2010). Developing capacity in fragile states. Public Administration & Development, (30), pp: 66–78.
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Posted in Strengthen Local Institutions

The clash of the counter-bureaucracy and development

Author: Andrew Natsios
Full Citation: Natsios. A. (2010). The clash of the counter-bureaucracy and development. (Essay). Washington D.C: Center for Global Development.
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Location(s):
  • North America
    • United States
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Strengthen Local Institutions

Development entrepreneurship: how donors and leaders can foster institutional change

Author: Jaime Faustino and David Booth
Full Citation: Faustino, J., & Booth, D. (2014). Development entrepreneurship: how donors and leaders can foster institutional change. Working politically in practice series – Case studies no 2.  San Fransisco, California: The Asia Foundation and London, UK: Overseas Development Institute.
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
  • Strengthen Local Institutions
Location(s):
  • Asia
    • Bangladesh
    • Cambodia
    • Mongolia
    • Philippines
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Strengthen Local Institutions