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'Capacity building' is the term used to describe the necessary process of institutional expansion, improvement or reform which facilitates the effective operation of programmes or services. The process should be continuous, and applies as much to formal bodies as informal bodies, such as local community groups. The concept of capacity building has become very prominent in development thinking during the recent past. (See Chapter 13 for a description of methods of capacity building.)