Project details

PSO: evaluation of support to capacity development

Year: 2010 | Topic: Capacity building


The evaluation service of the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs is evaluating the Dutch support to capacity development. The evaluation of the PSO is part of this larger evaluation which consists of seven separate sub-evaluations. PSO is an association that consists of fifty Dutch development organisations. The association focuses on capacity development for civil society organisations in developing countries. The general objective of this evaluation is to provide new insights into how and under what circumstances capacities of partners are developed through PSO interventions and how support for capacity development can be provided more effectively. The evaluation will be executed through desk study, interviews and field missions in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia. A generic framework on capacity building consisting of five core capabilities (capability to commit and act, capability to deliver results, capability to relate, capability to adapt and self-renew and capability to maintain consistency) will serve as the basis for this evaluation. In a first phase, ACE Europe was requested by the IOB to test the methodology.


Evaluation report

Client: IOB, the Netherlands
Dutch Government

Partners: HIVA KULeuven

Budget: 239.900 EUR

Geert Phlix (lead), Corina Dhaene, Huib Huyse

Contractor: George Kasumba, Njuguna Ng'ethe, Lebesech

Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, The Netherlands, Uganda, South Africa, South Sudan