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The NNGO Capacity assessment tool is the proud product of a small group of South Sudanese and development actors whose resilience, commitment and unwavering desire to inspire sustainable growth among South Sudanese organizations drove the 4 year tumultuous development journey of the NNGO capacity assessment tool.
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Introduction to Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT)

South Sudanese National organization’s institutional capacity is an item that has been debated in various discussions and has given rise to multiple capacity building initiatives among both National and international actors in South Sudan. Through the periphery of opinions on National NGO capacity in South Sudan, it remains clear that the description of capacity as it relates to National NGOs differs on several levels to the perceptions nurtured by international agencies however what remains firmly unchallenged is the fact that levels of institutional capacity among National NGOs in South Sudan vary tremendously from one agency to another.

The NNGO data verification analysis report relays that between 2005 and 2012, National NGOs have been a part of numerous institutional capacity building initiatives mostly through partnerships with International NGOs, however these trainings were designed mostly with the objective of enhancing the National NGOs capacity as sub grantees to be able to respond to donor programming requirements better and not nurture self-sustaining growth among National NGOs and as such National NGOs often find themselves in a state of limbo when the grant comes to an end. This cycle has on many cases set in motion a donor driven/INGO partner driven agenda for National NGO capacity building. It is paramount that National NGOs as institutions take ownership of their own needs identification mechanisms and organization growth.

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