Capacity Building

"CAPACITY BUILDING" refers to the process of strengthening the ability of an NGO to effectively manage their own programmes in achieving stated goals / objectives with minimum external assistance.

Institutional Development is the prime area of PHD's competency. PHD has supported more than 100 organisations in the areas of 'institutional/ organisational development'. This support provided to numbers of local NGOs, eye care hospital and other national not-for-profit organisations. It includes all aspects of project management, service delivery and financial management. PHD uses various Capacity Assessment and Capacity Building tools to assess current capability and identify future needs. It then organises training, orientation, workshops etc. for managers, supervisors, field workers, and clinical personnel.

Capacity Building is integral to the PHD's efforts in pursuing common goal in development initiative. It is what we do and how we do our work? Capacity is defined as, the ability of individuals and organizations or organizational units to perform functions effectively, efficiently and sustainably. PHD believes Capacity Building is an evidence-driven process of strengthening the abilities of individuals, organizations, and systems to perform core functions sustainably, and to continue to improve and develop over time. There are various definitions of "capacity" and "capacity development/building". Sometimes the terms are used in ambiguous manner or without being defined properly. Hence, developed its working concept to have a common and clear understanding and terms to understand Capacity Building Framework. Based on the definitions used by some development practitioners, PHD defines the term "capacity" as the organizational and technical abilities, relationships and values that enable country and organizations, groups, and individuals at any level of society to carry out functions and achieve their development objectives over time. Capacity refers not only to skills and knowledge but also to relationships, values and attitudes, and many others. Furthermore, it is crucially important to take account of levels of capacity in a system context. This can be done at least at their levels: Individual, Organization, and Environment as shown in Figure bellow:


Capacity Building


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