Capacity Development

Glossary Term

Capacity Development

Capacity development refers to any activity which aims explicitly at strengthening a country so that it can better achieve its development objectives by having a positive and sustainable impact on any of the following: individual officers with the necessary capacities and incentives; organizations that have a clear mandate and are run effectively; a supportive public service; and/or a motivating, stable, and structured context; without having negative effects on any of these levels.