Publication Date

1998

Abstract

This paper assesses the effectiveness of an international Non Governmental Organization's (NGO) capacity building program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Three Bosnian local NGOs were assessed using tools developed by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) New Partnerships Initiative (NPI). Two assessments were completed. One uses four parameters to screen the organizations on their suitability for receiving capacity building assistance. The second assesses competency in seven key organizational functions by means of a questionnaire. The results of the survey were analyzed using field notes and the NPI frameworks. Conclusions and recommendations are provided for the international NGO to improve its capacity building program; the most important being the need to incorporate monitoring methodology to guide program implementation.

Disciplines

Economics | Growth and Development | Public Administration

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