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Capacity Gap

A lack/ absence of capacity that prevents an individual / organisation from functioning productively.

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Programmes and processes that empower and enable the recipients’ independent development. Capacity- building can apply to both individuals and institutions.

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Capacity and Integrity Framework (CIF)

A key assessment tool, the CIF enables practitioners to assess institutional reform needs in post-conflict contexts and to develop realistic programmes. The CIF identifies three fundamental dimensions of public institutions: the individual and the organisational and the external. In parallel, it focuses on two central reform areas of public institutions: capacity and integrity, and helps determine how they impact on the institution’s ability to execute its mandate.

For further information see this blog by Alexander Mayer-Reickh 

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The ability of and individual/ organisation to perform assigned duties productively.

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Border Guards/Police

A military or a police force that controls national boundaries.

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