Pillar VI: Institutional Capacity Development

Strengthening institutional capacity is one of the greatest challenges faced by the EOA Initiative as it works to fulfill its development mandate in africa. USAID’s host country partners include organizations tasked to provide services and products to their constituents across a wide spectrum of sectors. These organizations face daunting challenges as they struggle to perform in developing country environments often undergoing or recovering from political, social and economic upheaval. Such overwhelming changes would tax the ability of any well-established organization in the developed world to adapt and thrive; the challenges posed to newly established organizations and organizations mired in decades of bureaucratic cultures and work ethics are even greater.