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Discussion-Oriented Organizational Self-Assessment (DOSA)

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To break down an organization’s “core capacities” provides a richer understanding of what skills for an institution, based principally on technical skills and human resource development, are fundamental in the sustainable pursuit of a stated goal. Capacity strengthening is ideally something that institutions do for themselves. This assessment tool, based on the work of Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom, provides a structure for gathering information with the goal of facilitating resourcefulness, harnessing local commitment, and building internal capacity. 

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