Roll-out of Capacity WORKS - New Management Model in GTZ

  On 30 December 2009, Economica was invited to facilitate a workshop on Capacity WORKS for the staff member of GTZ Macro Economic Reforms Programme. Capacity WORKS is GTZ’s management model for sustainable development. This is a start for the roll-out of this new management model in the Programme. 

Capacity WORKS helps provide answers to the following questions: how does the company make an effective contribution toward capacity development, and how to help structure the management and steering of projects and programmes so that the results of capacity development are as effective and sustainable as possible? The structure of Capacity WORKS “translates” the corporate policy concept of “sustainable development” into practical questions. 

Capacity WORKS is a response to changes in project stakeholder landscapes. The fundamental goal of development cooperation is to achieve negotiated and measurable results that address specific problems in partner countries. As a rule projects are now no longer designed to include just one partner, but involve more complex configurations of organisations and institutions. These projects are based on a goal-oriented cooperation between representatives of these organisations, institutions and networks, each of which constitutes a centre of interest, power or influence in their own right. Each actor also always represents the particular interests of his or her organisation in this context. Projects are therefore supra-organisational. Since partnerships are entered into on an equal footing, and thus involve non-hierarchical cooperation, decisions are based on an underlying rationale of mutual dependency. These decisions constitute the challenge for successful cooperation. 

A diagnostic workshop which will digs deeper into the different success factors under the GTZ Macro Economic Reforms Programme is planned in February, 2009.

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