Capacity Building

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This entry provides first an overview of the main characteristics of the concept and a short historical overview. Subsequent sections present profiles for the different approaches developed over time, with particular focus on administrative capacity building. A separate section discusses the relationship between the concept of “capacity building” and of “capability approach.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance
EditorsAli Farazmand
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-31816-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Administrative development
  • Administrative reforms
  • Capability
  • Organizational learning


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