The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education organisations
This publication (PDF) by KIT, ICRA and the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), argues that Dutch-funded capacity development projects in developing countries for tertiary agricultural education organisations as they are currently carried out are not able to successfully achieve the sustained changes required. The authors suggest that long-term institutional change is needed. The report specifically analyses six case studies of capacity development projects in East and Southern Africa, and Afghanistan. Four concrete necessary conditions for institutional change were identified, namely: 1) Team building based on trust and good communication is essential to change processes; 2) Continuity is necessary to keep up the momentum for change; 3) Flexible administrative procedures are crucial for changes to take root; and 4) Institutional change is a process that takes a long time.