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A building partner capacity assessment framework: tracking inputs, outputs, outcomes, disrupters, and workarounds

A building partner capacity assessment framework: tracking inputs, outputs, outcomes, disrupters, and workarounds

Paul, Christopher, 1971- author

"For both diplomatic and national security reasons, security cooperation continues to be important for the United States. The Department of Defense conducts an assortment of programs aimed at building the capacity of partner nations, and training is an important element of these efforts. The needs and existing capabilities of various nations differ, however, as will results. Planning for each building partner capacity (BPC) effort carefully, assessing progress while the effort is in progress, and assessing results are all important to ensure that it meets U.S. goals and partner expectations. This report presents a framework intended to aid all these steps. Before execution, the framework can help determine and plan for what might go wrong with the intended BPC effort. During BPC execution, the framework can help monitor progress to discover whether everything is going according to plan and, if not, what is wrong and what can be done about it. Finally, the framework can help determine whether the BPC has achieved its objectives and, if not, why and what can be done about it in the future"--Publisher's description

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Published Santa Monica : Rand Corporation 2015

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Statement of responsibility: Christopher Paul, Brain Gordon, Jennifer D.P. Moroney, Lisa Saum-Manning, Beth Grill, Colin P. Clarke, Heather Peterson
ISBN: 083308867X, 0833093312, 9780833088673, 9780833093318
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96).
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed August 28, 2015).
Note: "National Defense Research Institute."
Note: "Prepared for the Joint Staff J5, the Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy"--Preface.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 96 pages) : illustrations.
Series: [Research report] ; RR-935-OSD
Subject: National security International cooperation Evaluation.; Military assistance, American Evaluation.; Soldiers Training of International cooperation Evaluation.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Security (National & International); Military education International cooperation Evaluation.
Series Title: Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-935-OSD.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access

Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Figures and Tables
  3. Summary
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Abbreviations
  6. Chapter One: Introduction
  7. Study Background and Companion Reports

  8. Methods and Approach

  9. Outline of the Remainder of the Report

    1. Chapter Two: The BPC Training and Equipping Logic Model
  10. Nested Logic Models

  11. Target High-Level Outcomes in the BPC Training and Equipping Logic Model

  12. Target Core Outputs of the Sequential Phases of the BPC Training and Equipping Logic Model

  13. Input Categories

  14. BPC Training and Equipping Logic Model Overview

    1. Chapter Three: Description of Logic Model Elements for the Preengagement Phase
  15. U.S. Program Goals and Plans: Preengagement

  16. U.S. Political Will: Preengagement

  17. Partner Nation Political Will: Preengagement

  18. Funding: Preengagement

  19. Partner Nation Personnel: Preengagement

  20. U.S. Trainers: Preengagement

  21. Equipment: Preengagement

  22. Logistics and Transport: Preengagement

  23. Facilities: Preengagement

  24. Curriculum and Training Content: Preengagement

    1. Chapter Four: Description of Logic Model Elements for the Engagement Phase
  25. U.S. Program Goals and Plans: During Engagement

  26. U.S. Political Will: During Engagement

  27. Partner Nation Political Will: During Engagement

  28. Funding: During Engagement

  29. Partner Nation Personnel: During Engagement

  30. U.S. Trainers: During Engagement

  31. Equipment: During Engagement

  32. Logistics and Transport: During Engagement

  33. Facilities: During Engagement

  34. Curriculum and Training Content: During Engagement

    1. Chapter Five: Description of Logic Model Elements for the Postengagement Phase, Including Outcomes
  35. U.S. Program Goals and Plans: Postengagement

  36. U.S. Program Goals and Plans: Outcomes

  37. U.S. Political Will: Postengagement

  38. U.S. Political Will: Outcomes

  39. Partner Nation Political Will: Postengagement

  40. Partner Nation Political Will: Outcomes

  41. Funding: Postengagement

  42. Funding: Outcomes

  43. Partner Nation Personnel: Postengagement

  44. Partner Nation Personnel: Outcomes

  45. U.S. Trainers: Postengagement

  46. U.S. Trainers: Outcomes

  47. Equipment: Postengagement

  48. Equipment: Outcomes

  49. Logistics and Transportation: Postengagement

  50. Logistics and Transportation: Outcomes

  51. Facilities: Postengagement

  52. Facilities: Outcomes

  53. Curriculum and Training Content: Postengagement

  54. Curriculum and Training Content: Outcomes

    1. Chapter Six: Using the BPC Training and Equipping Logic Model as Part of an Assessment Framework
  55. Three Questions, Three Places to Start

  56. Contextualizing the Logic Model

  57. The Logic Model Helps with Selection and Prioritization of Measures

    1. References.