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Table 2 Types of capacity building skills

From: How donors support civil society as government accountability advocates: a review of strategies and implications for transition of donor funding in global health

Types of capacity building Example skills in need of targeting
Operational capacity building: strengthens operating activities of CSO • Internal monitoring and evaluation systems/skills ([34], p. 59), ([35], p. 5)
• Financial management ([36], p. 56), ([37], p. 55), ([38], p. 25), ([39], p. 5)
• Program/Project management ([36], p. 50), [34, 39, 40]
• Fundraising capacity ([36], p. 50), [31, 38]
• Human resource management systems ([34], p. 58)
• Leadership skills [39, 41]
Technical capacity building: strengthens specific skills needed to perform effective advocacy • Budget monitoring skills [36]
• Research/data analysis skills ([33], p. 91), [42, 43]
• Communications skills [34], ([39], p. 5)
• Engaging with the media [44]