LenCD is an informal and open Learning Network on Capacity Development. It is a network of individuals and organisations sharing a common interest in improving capacity development practice.
The network aims to promote and facilitate sharing of lessons and learning on capacity development and promote changes for better practice at the global, regional and local levels. Its specific strategic objectives are to:
Strengthen evidence and facilitate dissemination of good practice
Facilitate collective initiatives and processes needed to close “learning loops” and promote change
Promote integration of CD into mainstream development policy
Support regional and local initiatives to help change in CD practice on the ground
LenCD initiatives depend on energy from network members and partners, their shared interests and resources. Its initiatives include thematic and regional working groups, development of specific products, vetting of research and policy development, and sharing of knowledge through online resources, knowledge fares and other mechanisms.
The network emerged from several streams of research and conferences and was established in June 2004. LenCD was instrumental in organizing a roundtable on capacity development as part of the Paris High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and in helping to develop a widely agreed reference paper “
The Challenge of Capacity Development: Working...
adopted by the DAC in 2006.