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Capacity self-assessment – a Roots guide

Helps organisations examine their effectiveness and identify their needs

2003 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Tearfund partners meeting in Ethiopia

Tearfund partners meeting in Ethiopia. Photo: Alex Stewart/Tearfund

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Capacity self-assessment is a tool for gaining an overall impression of an organisation, giving a picture of the stage of its development and providing insight into its current and potential impact. This tool will highlight positive aspects of organisations so that they can be encouraged and affirmed.

This tool will also draw attention to those areas needing improvement.

The CASA tool is divided into three assessment modules. These can be selected according to the individual needs of the organisation or they can be used as a complete set. The three modules cover three themes:

  • internal organisation - who we are
  • external linkages – who we work with
  • projects – what we do

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