Evaluation of Social Capacity for Urban Air Quality Management

Kazuma Murakami, Shunji Matsuoka
2008 Japanese Journal of Evaluation Studies  
Since the early 1990s, Capacity Development and Capacity Development in Environment (CDE) are discussed in the filed of aid assistance. The necessity of capacity development is agreed, however, there are no concrete answers as to what capacity is and how to measure it. This article proposes a new evaluation method for capacity development to show evaluation criteria and evaluation form. First, we examined the local government's capacity for air quality management in Japanese cities. We showed
more » ... cities. We showed four elements of capacity that contributes to air quality improvement by using factor analysis. Then we also showed an evaluation form called "Actors-Factors Matrix". The method we proposed is superior to UNDP's method in systematic classification of evaluation criteria, efficient and effective evaluation, and appropriate policy design for capacity development.
doi:10.11278/jjoes2001.8.2_65 fatcat:6yd5wbrdqfa6bmexqhfbrt5boe