RAP3 supported capacity and institutional development across all of its components. We agreed Annual Support Plans with target groups – including government bodies, NGOs, the private sector, and civil society organisations – which define the capacity building strategies and targets for each group. This included extensive formal and on-the-job training and support programmes, including experience sharing.
RAP3 also consulted with national level organisations and associations to promote wider reach of the capacity building programme. This included advising university departments and training organisations on revision of curricula and course content to promote an Asset Management culture among young engineers.
The intended outcome of the capacity building and institutional development component is a change in how things are done – appropriate changes in policy and strategy, participatory planning, implementation and behaviour – with the overall aim of good governance in the management of the whole of the rural infrastructure sector.