In the context of programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), note that the capacity assessment process described here is not intended to replace the Principal Recipient assessment performed by the Global Fund. The Global Fund assessment identifies capacity gaps from the viewpoint of risk to itself, while this assessment identifies capacity needs from the viewpoint of defining plans for improvement.
UNDP helps to convene and facilitate the stakeholders of a health programme to:
UNDP has developed a set of capacity assessment tools that are tailored to the needs of ministries of health, large organizations such as international non-governmental organizations or networks, and local civil society organization (CSO) implementing partners. UNDP has also supported capacity assessment processes tailored to specific programme components, such as interventions for adolescent girls and young women and key populations.
Key considerations for conducting an effective capacity assessment can be found here.
UNDP has developed the following tools and templates for capacity assessments and planning, in the context of implementing grants funded by the Global Fund.
Capacity Development for National Entities Implementing the Global Fund Grants:
Capacity Assessment and Planning tool – National PRs of Global Fund Grants
This comprehensive tool is designed for HIV, TB and Malaria with the main purpose to strengthen the systems and procedures of national entities to manage national programmes.
Capacity Assessment for Transition Planning Tool – Global Fund Grants
The tool is designed for assessing the capacity of potential PRs and to detail activities that need to take place before transition to a new Global Fund PR can fully occur.
Rapid Capacity Assessment and Planning tool – National PRs of Global Fund Grants
This rapid tool is designed for HIV, TB and malaria with the main purpose to strengthen the systems and procedures of national entities to manage national programmes.
Capacity Development for Other Implementers:
Civil Society Organization Capacity Assessment and Development Tool
This tool is to support the capacity assessment and development of CSOs, covering programme management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and procurement.
Capacity Development Assessment Tool Template – HIV Prevention for Adolescent Girls and Young Women
A tool to assess the capacity of organizations to develop and implement HIV prevention programmes focusing on adolescent girls and young women.
Capacity Assessment Tool – Global Fund Regional Grants
The plan outlines and prioritizes capacity development objectives, interventions and output indicators designed to enhance implementers’ capacity in multiple countries.
Terms of References Templates:
Generic TOR CD Planning
Example document and template for writing terms of reference for capacity development planning.
Generic TOR CD and Transition Planning
Example document and template for writing terms of reference for capacity development and transition planning.
Resources for Strengthening National Strategic Plans:
Joint Assessment of National Health Strategies (JANS)
These tools & guidelines provide a shared approach to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a national health strategy or plan. JANS can support the assessment of what is required to develop resilient and sustainable health systems.