The last decade saw a marked growth of interest and engagement in civil society capacity building, with diverse actors involved in the funding, design and implementation of such work. The INTRAC Anniversary conference Provides an opportunity to bring together participants from the different sectors to debate the nature of such work and its contribution to ensuring effective civic action for change.
One key group of actors engaged in civil society capacity building are the INGOs, who themselves are part of global civil society. INTRAC believes that it is important to understand more about the civil society capacity building approaches being undertaken by members of this influential group, and has undertaken a survey aiming to uncover the policies, practices and trends of a number of INGOs. This paper presents findings from the completed questionnaires of almost 70 self-selecting INGOs, from 18 different countries, who responded to the survey carried out between August and October 2006.