Local capacity builder

Some development initiatives concentrate funds and efforts on building local agents’ capacity to gradually take ownership of the initiative. Then implementing agents can re-channel their efforts to other themes or populations without risking the sustainability of the project.

Strengthening local capacity demands, among other things, creating the conditions so that people can effectively take ownership of their own path of development. This requires of carrying out specific actions to promote everything that helps this objective and, at the same time, to deal with everything that hinders it, that is, with its corrosive disadvantages.

These can be helped by strategies such as:

Exit Plan


Removing corrosive disadvantages

Strengthening the local economy

Choosing the right leaders

Fostering local leaders and networks of disseminators

Structures for local participation and organization

Prioritizing relevant education and technical training 


Other related strategies at:

♣ Local capacity builder