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Entries in capacity building best/promising (7)

Tuesday
Jun032014

How Capacity Strengthening Readied a Local Partner for Sustainability and Growth in Uganda

How Capacity Strengthening Readied a Local Partner for Sustainability and Growth in Uganda   

Comprehensive capacity strengthening helped a local partner to transform itself in Uganda. The organization tripled the size of its donor base and doubled its program value. It now provides large-scale services on its own.

This learning paper describes how Catholic Relief Services helped the partner to strengthen its programs, influence, funding and human resources. The paper offers insights about the partnership skills that made growth possible.

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Thursday
Mar202014

How Capacity Strengthening Helped a Local Partner Grow by $4.1 Million in Ethiopia

How Capacity Strengthening Helped a Local Partner Grow by $4.1 Million in Ethiopia   

This learning paper describes how Catholic Relief Services helped a local partner to reach 1.5 million more beneficiaries and increase its value by $4.1 million.

The partner made dramatic improvements in program implementation, logistics, human resources and finance. It developed a solid foundation in the community, a data-driven culture, better cash flows, and more effective governance and strategic decision making.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Learning From Comprehensive Capacity Strengthening in Kenya

Learning From Comprehensive Capacity Strengthening in Kenya   

In Kenya, CRS selected 15 partners for capacity strengthening in comprehensive HIV and AIDS service delivery. The project produced changes at every level of the partners' operations.

This learning paper draws on quantitative and qualitative data to distill insights about the capacity strengthening experience.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Learning From Transitioning a Large Grant to Local Control in Tanzania

Learning From Transitioning a Large Grant to Local Control in Tanzania   

This learning paper describes CRS' successful transition of a large grant to local control in Tanzania. It explores the following topics:

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Tuesday
Oct082013

How a Partnership Set Itself Up for Success in India

How a Partnership Set Itself Up for Success in India   

Partnerships often look good on paper but may be challenging in practice. This learning paper describes a promising partnership in India and the partners' innovative approach to strengthening the capacity of local organizations.

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Friday
Jul262013

Technical Brief: Capacity Strengthening With the Catholic Church of Rwanda

Technical Brief: Capacity Strengthening With the Catholic Church of Rwanda   

This fact sheet summarizes how CRS and the Catholic Church of Rwanda developed a particularly successful partnership. The document provides tips to consider for future partnerships.

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Friday
Jul262013

Fiche Technique : Renforcement des Capacités avec L’Église Catholique du Rwanda

Fiche Technique : Renforcement des Capacites avec L'Eglise Catholique du Rwanda   

Partenaires de longue date en matière de développement, le Catholic Relief Services Rwanda et l'Église catholique du Rwanda ont entamé une collaboration sans pareil en 2004, lorsque CRS a commencé à fournir une assistance technique, un accompagnement et un modeste financement à l'Église pour le renforcement de ses capacités. Ces interventions ont évolué sous le nom de portefeuille d'appui stratégique à l'Église. Tiré de l’étude de cas approfondi concernant cette expérience, ce résumé met en lumière les points saillants qui pourraient être utiles aux chargés de mise en oeuvre qui peuvent rencontrer des situations semblables.

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