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ERIC Number: ED552690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-8171-4
The Process of Organizational Capacity Development in Action in Post-Conflict Setting of the Literacy Department of Afghanistan
Wajdi, Habibullah
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
This paper presents a model of capacity development for public organizations in post-conflict settings. The paper reveals the challenges faced by the author as a "change agent" who tried to understand and develop the basic capacity of the Literacy Department of the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan. The author used an action-research approach and has actively followed events and actions to explore the "how can" of capacity development efforts. The review of organizational change literature provided background knowledge for the author's day-to-day work in a public organization and helped him to develop a Foundational Capacity Development Framework (FCDF). The FCDF offers four complementing components of "infrastructure, technical competence, social and organizational participation", and "strategic alignment." The framework also recognizes the importance of underlying components of capacity development which are based on the "beliefs, values, behavior, ownership, sustainment and institutionalization." The four components in the framework are utilized in ways that address the underlying causes to change individual beliefs and values, creating ownership and empowerment for the sustainment and institutionalization of capacity development efforts in public organizations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan