Capacity-building for knowledge generation: Experiences in the context of health and development


A. van der Kwaak, H. Ormel, A. Richters

Capacity-building is key to sustainable development efforts. For all the right reasons, over the past decades it has also enjoyed considerable attention in the field of health and development. However, perspectives on what capacity-building means, what it intends to achieve and which strategies are most effective differ, depending on the context and the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders. This book aims to contribute to conceptual reflection but mostly to share experiences regarding a range of capacity-building approaches in different contexts that have in common that they are situated outside formal lecture hall settings and intend to contribute to knowledge generation.