Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments

Step 6 of 10: Lesson Three - Assessing Existing Capacity and Identifying Gaps
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Identifying Existing Capacity

Capacity exists in all environments. Failing to recognise existing local capacity impairs the development of a good rapport and the successful transfer of crucial knowledge and skills that are required for the stabilisation and sustainability of a host government or institution.

As an advisor, you should approach a capacity development project by first assessing the existing capacity. Advisors should aim to build on existing capacity and need to be cautious about not duplicating or undermining it.

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As an advisor, you should approach a capacity development project by first assessing the existing capacity. Advisors should aim to build on existing capacity and need to be cautious about not duplicating or undermining it.

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