Publication: Building Capacity in Post-Conflict Countries

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2004-03
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2004-03
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McKechnie, Alastair J.
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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.
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McKechnie, Alastair J.. 2004. Building Capacity in Post-Conflict Countries. Capacity Enhancement Briefs; No. 5. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/3bf82329-50b2-597e-823a-a869ee21418d License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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