GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT – The inconvenient truth about ‘capacity’ strengthening in global development (Natalie Lartey, IIED)

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A woman food vendor participates in a food systems workshop in Al Alto, Bolivia (Photo: copyright Fundación Alternativas)

To work with effective and progressive civil society movements in low-income countries, do international NGOs need to do less capacity strengthening, and work as allies of these movements instead? Drawing on lessons from a new report, Natalie Lartey discusses how advocates can advance this agenda.