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Ownership, Leadership and Transformation: Can We do Better for Capacity Development?

By: Carlos Lopes and Thomas Theisohn

250 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #149748 | ISBN: 1844070581
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #149749 | ISBN: 1844070573
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The third and final in a series, this text bridges the conceptual foundations of capacity development and the difficulties and practical realities in the field. It demystifies the process of capacity development to make it more "user-friendly". The book has two parts. The first shows how long-standing development dilemmas can be turned into opportunities for capacity development and societal transformation. It proposes a set of principles to guide the search for context-specific approaches as the norm, and based on these default principles the authors explore relevant issues in comprehensible stages through a capacity lens. The second part is a compilation of experiences and lessons from around the world, to showcase promising initiatives and innovative solutions. It forms a casebook of insights and good (rather than best) practices on how development stakeholders can turn development dilemmas into opportunities tailored to the needs of their societies.

'Lopes and Theisohn present 10 principles to inspire ownership and transfigure leadership while ensuring capacity development' Book Shelf. The Futurist, July-August 2004.


Turning dilemmas into opportunities. Part I Capacity development in practice: ownership as default setting; integrating external co-operation; from perverse to positive incentives; capacity development layers. Part II Case book of experiences and lessons.

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