By Robert D. Lamb, Kathryn Mixon, Andrew Halterman
In improvement, stabilization, and peace development, donors more and more realize the significance of being delicate to the neighborhood contexts in their efforts. but using "blueprints" continues to be common. even if regular ways are converted for specific reduction companions, there frequently is still a terrible healthy among donor efforts and native stipulations. whilst recipients can't take in the help and a focus they're provided, the typical reaction is "capacity building." whereas it truly is actual that many reduction recipients shouldn't have sufficient skill for implementation, this record provides the result of a case learn demonstrating that a few protection and justice courses are designed and applied with out an enough appreciation of neighborhood wants, assets, features, and demanding situations. Absorptive potential, in different phrases, is a byproduct of the donor-recipient dating. An prior learn by way of the authors brought a brand new framework for measuring absorptive means. This quantity applies it to...
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By mid-2011, the United States had dispensed about $60 million for infrastructure, equipment, and training courses. Intended Outcomes What were the overall objectives of INL’s police training program in Lebanon? How were the program’s outputs supposed to be used? What were participants expected to learn as a result of the intervention? What were participants expected to do differently as a result of the intervention? And what conditions in Lebanese society were expected to change as a result of the intervention?
Additional research of published literature, supplemented by interviews with donor or program staff, provided information about each donor’s capabilities. The hypothesis—that absorptive capacity is determined by the donor–recipient fit—would be rejected if the obstacles to program success were associated only with the recipient’s technical implementation capacity. It would be confirmed if such obstacles were also discovered in the recipient’s political economy (taken here as evidence of poor donor understanding of the recipient society as well as a recipient factor) and especially if they were discovered in the donor’s delivery capacity directly.
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