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Institutional Capacity Development through an Integrated Needs-Based Practical Approach

Mariam Taha

This resource shares how World Learning and the QITABI 2 project created a blended approach to provide partners with a roadmap to ultimate system strengthening using USAID's organizational capacity assessment (OCA) tool, human and institutional capacity development (HICD) framework, and a Feasibility Index. The OCA allowed for quantification of current capacities of management and support processes to Lebanon's Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE). The holistic HICD approach yielded an in-depth analysis of the programmatic/primary processes of each entity taking into consideration the internal and external environments through systems thinking. Finally, a feasibility index was created to assess the feasibility of implementing interventions. The result was a practical list of interventions that is based on need and feasibility.

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