Improving metrics to assess capacity improvements of CSOs providing HIV & AIDS services

Capacity development - so what?

Capacity development with civil society organizations (CSOs) providing HIV services has become an area of high donor investment to ensure cost-effectiveness and maximize the quality of services. However, a gap remains in measuring if the time and funds invested in capacity development yield any significant results. The USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC), which provides support to local and regional CSOs, has combined a variety of approaches to improve the metrics of its capacity development initiatives.

What the metrics show
• Capacity improvement of up to 32 points (n=15) based on the application of BLC’s Organizational Capacity Assessment before and after support 
• A correlation between capacity improvement and the duration of BLC technical assistance (r=0.45, n=15) 
• Variable increases in beneficiary reach 
• Multiple resource mobilization successes Six organizations reported substantial improvements in resource mobilization, accessing new funds from a pool of 16 separate donors.
June 30, 2015
Year of publication
Resource types
Conference materials
monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data analysis

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