Coordinating CTs

Can other involved groups adequately support African CTs?

Capacity of Involved Groups

Just as capacity issues are critical in the CT’s institutional headquarters, capacity of other involved groups and community members is extremely important.
  • Communication_icon1The need for training is ongoing, both to remind and update existing staff and to instruct new officials.
  • CommunicationInvolved institutions need to be capable of fulfilling their CT-related duties in addition to the obligations for which they are already responsible. They should be prepared to transfer knowledge to incoming officials and other supporting groups.
  • CommunicationOther programs can leverage previous community-level investments members by relying on groups that have received training from other sources that allows them to more easily carry out CT-related duties.
    • Tanzania’s CB-CCT requires that participating communities pass certain criteria: they must have successfully implemented a TASAF subproject, and they must have a functioning community management committee (Evans 2008). These requirements capitalize on investments already made in communities.
    • Rwanda’s VUP is able to rely on community groups because of previous local-level investments, combined with a strong community sensitization and training component (DFID 2009a). Villages use the Ubudehe method, which is already being used in many locations of the country for various purposes, to qualitatively identify and classify households for targeting (Republic of Rwanda 2009). VUP hopes that by building on the achievements of Rwanda’s Decentralization and Community Development Program, the CT is more likely to be successful (World Bank 2009d). By taking advantage of existing decentralized groups, VUP is also expected to be able to keep administrative costs to around 8% (DFID 2009a).