Capacity WORKS: The management model for sustainable development

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25 July 2012
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The understanding of capacity development in Capacity WORKS has been modified, making it more precise. The key changes are explained below with reference to one tool affected by the changes: ‘Consultancy Strategies in Capacity Development’ (Success Factor Strategy).

Capacity WORKS is GTZ’s management model for sustainable development. It helps provide answers to the following questions: How does GTZ make an effective contribution toward capacity development, and how do we help structure the management and steering of projects and programmes so that the results of capacity development are as effective and sustainable as possible? The structure of Capacity WORKS “translates” the corporate policy concept of “sustainable development” into practical questions.

As 2006 drew to a close, GTZ’s Committee of Executives decided to utilise Capacity WORKS in the future as a model for successful project management. In 2007 and 2008 it was tested in 67 pilot projects worldwide. The experience gained in that pilot phase was utilised to further develop the model into its present form. In 2009 and 2010 Capacity WORKS will be introduced in all GTZ projects and programmes.