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Home > Arhiva > 2013 > Numar: 2 > Strengthening Democracy Through Local Capacity Development: The Case of Moldova

 Strengthening Democracy Through Local Capacity Development: The Case of Moldova

    by:
  • Carmen Luca Sugawara (Indiana University School of Social Work, 902 West New York St., Office 4151; Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156, Phone: 317-274-6729/Fax: 317-274-8630, E-mail: clucasug@iupui.edu.)
  • Jocelyn Clare R. Hermoso (San Francisco State University, School of Social Work, 1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 212, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States of America, +1-415-338-6187, E-mail: jhermoso@sfsu.edu)
  • Marciana Popescu (Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, 400 Westchester Avenue, Room 128, West Harrison, NY 10604, Phone: 914-367-3437/Fax: 914-367-3112, E-mail: Popescu@fordham.edu.)
  • Thomas W. Dichter (Independent Consultant, 3925 Legation St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20015, +1-202 363 4149, E-mail: tspdich@gmail.com)

Over the past several decades, local capacity development (LCD) has played a central role in helping countries move towards democratization. Despite its recognition in the field of social development, LCD approaches to promoting change have been heavily criticized for their ineffectiveness in promoting sustainable change for local communities. Based on field notes, the paper addresses challenges in promoting local capacity development, and proposes a new approach to civil-society organizations (CSOs)’ local capacity development within the Moldovan context that will strengthen democracy

Keywords: Local capacity development, democracy, Moldova