Tag: Capacity building

Rethinking “Capacity Building”

Geoff Burt provides a review of a paper written by Wilfrid Laurier University professor, Yasmine Shamsie, on the management of the Caracol export processing zone, an economic development mega-project which when completed promises to generate thousands of jobs and a boost for Haiti’s economic growth.

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New RAND Study on Capacity Building Across Contexts: A Brief Review

The RAND Corporation recently published a monograph on United States security assistance efforts since the end of the Cold War. The monograph questions how the U.S. Department of Defense can increase its effectiveness in building partner capacity, and what approaches are effective under what circumstances. The RAND study compares data on 29 cases of U.S. capacity building efforts with partner nations from 1990 to 2009.

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