The objective of a capacity development planning process with a national coordinating body is the design and implementation of a process to strengthen capacities in national coordination, communication and monitoring and evaluation. The intended results are greater national ownership, resilient, accountable and transparent systems and effective and efficient approaches for the monitoring and evaluation of national strategies by national entities.
Capacity Development Plans for National Coordinating Bodies should provide a framework to:
Strong coordination is key to an efficient and effective response, and is required for the successful implementation of national strategies. Capacity development plans for national coordinating bodes should identify coordination challenges both internally and at a national and a district level, as well as identifying the sectors working within the response, mapping these, and monitoring and evaluating all partners and their roles.
The Capacity Development Process
Capacity Development Plans can be developed with national coordinating bodies using the processes outlined in this tool. A participatory capacity planning process will lead to a more country led Capacity Development work plan. A Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool is provided here, and can be amended to suit the country context as required.
National Coordinating Bodies Capacities
The capacities required by National Aids Commissions (NACs) to effectively and efficiently act as the custodians of National Strategic Plans as part of a coordinated multi-sectoral approach include: