Framework for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of National and Local Actors

The goal of this framework is to support local and national members of Child Protection and Education country coordination groups to improve their operational capacity in key areas. This investment is expected to lead to measurable results in achieving their organization’s goals and objectives. Organizations can continuously develop their ability to respond with efficiency and effectiveness in larger, more complex situations and to reach more people who require humanitarian assistance.

The objective of this framework is to provide:

1. CP AoR and Education Country Coordinators with information to develop institutional capacity development strategies and integrate them into the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.

2. Humanitarian organizations and donor investment opportunities to support the institutional capacity development of Workstream 2 of the Grand Bargain commitments. The framework provides information on the overall cost of the different components of institutional capacity improvement that will bring national and local operational capacity into the foreground.

3. International humanitarian organizations with information on how they can meet the Grand Bargain Localization Workstream 2 obligations and act towards strengthening the institutional capacity of their partners and other local actors. Working with their local partners, humanitarian organizations can identify areas for immediate capacity strengthening and develop a road map of support for sustaining the growth of partners in a medium- to long-term manner.

In terms of implementation, this framework comprises a structured set of processes to identify institutional capacity gaps or needs and offers options and opportunities to fill them. It includes information on how to apply acquired knowledge, skills and techniques; how to monitor performance and how to integrate continuous institutional capacity development efforts into programmes and operations.

To learn more, check out the framework, available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish, along with this webinar and the webinar slides from the launch of the Institutional Capacity Strengthening (ICS) Framework.  

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