Measuring Capacity Building in Health and Population Programs

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Year: 2000


In November 1999, MEASURE Evaluation hosted a two-day meeting to present, analyze, and build consensus on a conceptual framework and indicators for measuring capacity building in the population, health, and nutrition sector. This 37-page document summarizes those proceedings. The proposed MEASURE framework of capacity at four levels of society: health system, organizational, health professional, and client. During the meeting, participants reviewed the basic structure of the framework and made substantive recommendations about specific relationships between components, the definition of capacity levels, and the description of elements of capacity for each level.