The Center for Capacity Development at JSI and World Education

Helping Partners Thrive & Succeed 

To thrive in an ever-changing environment, organizations often need support and guidance to make the operational and technical improvements necessary to become sustainable and improve program outcomes. At JSI and World Education we understand this. We work hand-in-hand with partners to build strong, resilient organizations that are agile and responsive to change across technical areas and funders.

The Center for Capacity Development at JSI and World Education houses a global team of experts and institutionalizes over four decades of experience from thousands of projects and state-of-the-art resources across disciplines and contexts. Using proven tools and approaches, we tailor support for our partners, promote innovative solutions, build organizational systems, facilitate networking and peer learning, and strengthen local systems.

We help organizations identify critical gaps, source support through multiple channels, improve programs, and diffuse learning internally and sector-wide.

“The way [JSI] approaches us… it wasn’t prescriptive. It was really participatory and that was a real game changer.” -Matibabu Foundation, Kenya 

We serve as a resource to national governments, nongovernmental organizations, small community- and faith-based organizations, and private sector partners, and service networks.

Since 2000, JSI and World Education have strengthened the capacity of

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NGOs, CBOs, & FBOs

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US-Based Community-based Organizations

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National Governments

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Private Health Facilities

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Government Health Facilities & Schools

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Private Sector Firms

Innovation thrives, communities benefit, and programmatic practices are advanced when our partners take on new challenges.

Areas of Technical Expertise

We approach capacity development holistically and build strong, trusting relationships with partners to promote accountability, transparency, and local ownership.

Through a combination of technical support, organizational strengthening, and the application of evidence-based tools, assessments, and trainings, we, jointly with our partners, work to improve health and educational outcomes within dynamic local systems.

We strive to understand both local systems and organizational culture and use this deep understanding of systems and partners’ needs to provide targeted support and technical interventions. Using a range of tools, we work to determine capacity gaps in line with the local context and the levels of support each organization needs. We help strengthen leadership, build strong management systems, and enhance human resources technical skills and performance to create effective, resilient, and sustainable programs.

JSI approaches capacity development holistically and build strong, trusting relationships with partners to promote accountability, transparency, and local ownership.

Using proven tools and approaches, we tailor support for our partners, promote innovative solutions, build organizational systems, facilitate networking and peer learning, and strengthen local systems.

Capacity Development is at the Core of What We Do

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Learn More about the Center’s Global Capacity Building Work

“Bar Hostess has also played a big role in technical working groups because of the support offered by JSI. So, we are the ‘go-to people” the government calls when they want to learn what are the challenges the girls are facing on PrEP.” -Empowerment and Support Programme, Kenya 

The Center for Capacity Development at JSI and World Education hosts a global team of experts and institutionalizes over four decades of experience and state-of-the-art resources.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

“The quality of technical assistance products and services developed by JSI for Title X grantees has been exceptional. The work products, including a web-based training portal, met and often exceed specifications… they demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement.”

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Office of Population Affairs, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, USA

“The trainings, constant coaching, and mentoring from World Education and Bantwana programs, grants, and finance teams have strengthened our financial management and fraud control, especially in our shift to online finance management.” 

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AIDS Information Center, Uganda

“In the wake of the Ebola epidemic, USAID through JSI, achieved tremendous results in strengthening the Sierra Leone health system, mobilizing affected communities, and building government ownership while developing innovative interventions to reduce stigma for Ebola survivors. This has been a solid way to help “build back a better Sierra Leone” and carve a path to the country’s Journey to Self Reliance.”

USAID Sierra Leone

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