Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB)

Capacity, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) refers to “the ability of people, organizations and society to manage their affairs successfully.” The performance and success in fulfilling goals is dependent upon the organization’s capacity. Capacity development, the “the process to unleash, strengthen, adapt, create, and maintain capacity overtime”, is therefore an important endeavor for individuals, agencies and the society as a whole. The process of capacity building is complex and involves change in power relation between different stakeholders and actors. This complexity leads to a degree of uncertainty and unpredictability in the process of capacity building. Evaluating this process and efforts of an organization towards capacity building can be challenging. However, this evaluation is important in managing change, increasing accountability and communicating the value of the individual and organization’s work.