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Local Capacity Development: Suggested Approaches


USAID strongly emphasizes the importance of capacity development to improve development results by increasing local ownership, sustainability, and partnerships with other local organizations, donors, the public sector, and other stakeholders. This Additional Help document describes some important considerations that apply to capacity and should assist staff to more effectively strengthen local capacity: system dependency, complexity, interrelationships, timeframe, responsiveness to change, local ownership, and measuring through performance improvement.

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