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USAID Contribution

Human and Institutional Capacity Development



This handbook provides guidance to Missions in how to implement Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) in development programs. It was published in August 2011 by the EGAT (now E3) bureau. USAID's innovative Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) initiative provides methodologies and tools designed to assist USAID's partner organizations in their quests for performance excellence. Through the application of these methodologies and tools USAID can help its partners develop clearly articulated goals, and objectives and achieve those goals and objectives through exemplary performance. HICD can be successfully applied to any type of organization including government organizations, non-profit organizations and professional associations. HICD will enable these organizations to responsibly meet the needs of their countries and their citizens.

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