Capacity Development

TAP has four stages in its capacity development approach

We firmly believe that for development to create lasting change, stakeholders and beneficiaries must be empowered to claim it as their own. From beginning to end, TAP’s project designs and implementation encourage and foster participation, collaboration, and local ownership. This belief guides our technical experts (both local and international), our project staff and TAP CEs in their work.


Consensus building is the process by which people come together to express their ideas, clarify areas of agreement and disagreement, develop shared resources and/or reach consensus/common ground.


Enhancing individual competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes) and organizational operating systems structures, procedures and technologies that allow people and organizations to perform their functions well.


Enhanced or new capacities are applied on-the-job and to the task at hand and when new or improved processes and/or systems are implemented to improve individual and organizational functioning and performance.


Those new capacities, approaches, systems and processes that have been successfully applied by an organization (or program) and are achieving the desired improvements become internalized and regularized within the system.

Due to the short-term nature of the TAP TAIs, the institutionalization of newly applied capacities, processes, or instruments at the NGE governmental level, will most likely be achieved after the completion of the TAI.

The TAP Team will take a light-touch approach and follow up with partner NGEs over the life of the project as possible to monitor and report on institutionalization as is possible.