Capacity building: More than just training

For Beryl Levinger, professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, capacity development is more than just providing training.

In development parlance, capacity building is synonymous to training, but according to Beryl Levinger, professor and program chair of Middlebury Institute of International Studies, it requires more than just training and sometimes, it doesn’t mean training at all.

Talking to Devex’s Kate Warren, Levinger said partnerships, strategic development and even conversations can be considered capacity development.

Watch the clip above to know more about what Levinger thinks about capacity building, and click this link for her thoughts on data collection.

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