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Title: Mutual reinforcement: combining project outputs with capacity development outcomes for service delivery
Authors: Nilsson, Kristina
McNicholl, Duncan
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: NILSSON, K. and MCNICHOLL, D., 2013. Mutual reinforcement: combining project outputs with capacity development outcomes for service delivery. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, 6pp.
Abstract: Capacity development of permanent local institutions is needed to improve the sustainability of investments made in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. To check capacity development intentions, development partners (DPs) can ask the question “What capacities are you developing and why?” This will verify that capacity development is being done with precise objectives, and is aligned with institutional needs and role definitions. DPs can use implementation and capacity development objectives as mutually reinforcing opportunities to support strong project outputs as well as to improve outcomes for service delivery. Two particular techniques for capitalizing on this duality are highlighted: supporting implementers, and supporting reflective learning. Examples of practical combinations of capacity development approaches are presented from the perspective of Engineers Without Borders Canada working in collaboration with other DPs and with district governments in Malawi’s WASH sector.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30948
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