New Guide on Evaluating Results of Capacity Development
How do you know whether a capacity development program is making progress and having an impact? It is sometimes difficult for development practitioners to evaluate the outcomes of a program and identify which interventions work in different situations.
The World Bank Institute (WBI) has published, “Guide to Evaluating Capacity Development Results,” a collection of guidance notes that explain and demonstrate how to assess capacity development efforts:
- The first set of guidance notes provide instructions on how to describe and document a results story, including the achievement of objectives and outcomes.
- The second set of guidance notes share qualitative and quantitative techniques to address missing information likely to emerge in assessments.
The guide can help practitioners identify lessons from capacity development programs and plan for results and monitoring during the program design stage. The guide is based on WBI’s Capacity Development and Results Framework.
The methods in the notes were tested on capacity development projects within the World Bank’s lending portfolio and capacity building programs, on the Korea Development Institute Knowledge Sharing Program and on a knowledge exchange program sponsored by the World Bank’s South-South Experience Exchange Facility.