This reference document describes a comprehensive approach for planning, monitoring and evaluation of  capacity and the results of capacity development processes. This capacity framework used centres around 5 capabilities (‘5Cs’) that together contribute to an organisation’s ability to create social value. 

The document has been written for development practitioners in Southern organisations and planning, monitoring and evaluation professionals with whom they collaborate. As the title implies, it is not itself a handbook or a ‘tool’. Rather, the text is intended to explain a 5Cs perspective that can be practically translated and applied in context and organisation-specific ways.It contains practical suggestions and concrete experience to help the reader in adapting the 5Cs to a most appropriate use in their own context and for their own purposes.

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