Performance Measurement in Capacity Building: A Review of Frameworks and Indicators by Development Partner Institutions in Public Service Management

"Africa suffers from a conspicuous shortage of human and institutional capacity, which is a major constraint to economic growth, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Many of the African governments lack capacity to design, implement and monitor development programmes, have weak links with the private sector and civil society, and have poor transparency and accountability mechanisms. Capacity building is primarily geared towards strengthening planning, management, human resource development, and budgeting in government ministries and departments. Additional capacity-building interventions include policy and strategic integration across government ministries and departments and support for staff capacity-training programmes."