Country Ownership and Organizational Capacity Building

  • Published Date: March 2014
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This Technical Brief was produced by the AIDSTAR-Two Project. Funded by USAID, the project’s overall objective is to contribute to stronger and more sustainable, country-led HIV/AIDS programs, organizations, and networks through systematic organizational capacity building. The AIDSTAR-Two consortium, led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), includes: International HIV/AIDS Alliance; Cardno Emerging Markets, USA, Ltd. (Cardno); Health & Development Africa, Ltd.; Initiatives, Inc.; Save the Children Federation; and Religions for Peace.

The paper outlines some key practices and approaches that can be used to strengthen country ownership, and the required shifts in behavior among donors, countries, and implementing partners to strengthen local institutions and organizations. It also provides case vignettes to demonstrate the role of organizational capacity building in a variety of settings including the public sector and HIV/AIDS local civil society organizations in strengthening country ownership in the context of AIDS response.