Measuring and Assessing Capacity: A Landscape Review

Beryl LevingerResources

This landscape review was developed for MOMENTUM, a major USAID-supported health sector program, but is of interest to all capacity development practitioners. The review describes different levels and types of capacity that can be measured; clarifies the distinction between capacity and performance; identifies key capacity measurement tool types; and, assesses the suitability of different tool types for capturing capacities. Promising …

Report: New Directions in Local Capacity Development: Embracing a Systems Perspective


This report details the methods used and findings from a systems analysis Root Change conducted as part of the USAID Learning Agenda on Local Organization Capacity Development. Organizational network analysis (ONA) was used to better understand how the local capacity development ecosystem in Nepal and Tanzania impacted capacity development outcomes.