A Capacity Development Plan for CSOs in the Pacific

This Capacity Development Plan is a result of a capacity assessment study, conducted under the facilitation of the UNDP Pacific Centre, to assess existing capacity and needs of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Pacific. Recognizing that the civil society community represents a critical constituency and development partner for advancing the MDGs in the region, UNDP initiated the study of selected CSOs in the region to assess existing capacity and needs (identifying strengths and weakness). The study also included developing realistic and time-bound strategies to address the capacity deficits of CSOs, based on the results of the assessment. Field work was conducted in six Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in 2008- 2009. Besides national CSOs, the study included Pacific Regional NGOs (PRNGOs), which represent networks of national CSOs at the regional level. The overall study considers capacity development for Pacific CSOs as the process by which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time.

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