Capacity Enhancement Briefs

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These briefs share best practices and lessons learned as The World Bank Institute (WBI) pursues its mission to helps people, institutions, and countries to diagnose problems that keep communities poor, to make informed choices to solve those problems, and to share what they learn with others.

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    Building Capacity in Post-Conflict Countries
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2004-03) McKechnie, Alastair J.
    This brief looks at the challenge of building capacity in post-conflict countries, reviews options for creating capacity, and identifies trade-offs between a rapid result and longer-term impacts of capacity strategies. Six lessons for more sustainable approaches to capacity building are identified: (a) leadership matters, (b) incentives also matter, (c) build on what exists, (d) arrange learning activities within a country wherever possible, (e) training needs to be defined in its strategic capacity, and (f) training should build on the comparative advantage of international partners.