The Capacity Development Strategy for PSNP4 provides the general framework for coordinating and harmonizing the CD efforts of all PSNP’s government and partner implementing agencies (IAs). The intent of this harmonization is to achieve greater integration of planning and implementation, to increase program performances (i.e. efficiency, effectiveness and synergy impact) and ensure institutionalization of CD systems and practices under PSNP. The strategy has two goals and five objectives. For the operationalization of the CD Strategy, the “Guideline for the Preparation of an Integrated CD Action Plan for PSNP4” was prepared and distributed to the regions in April 2017. This guideline document provides the basis for the preparation of this year’s integrated annual CD plan.
A brief overview of the past two years’ CD performance reveals that the CD budget for EFY 2008 was released and significantly used to address planned CD activities. In EFY 2009, due to the general program budget shortfall, the released and used amount of the PSNP’s CD budget was as low as 25% of the approved annual budget, which left many planned CD activities undelivered.