Capacity building

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda recognize capacity development as an integral part of the global partnership for sustainable development. The Addis Agenda contains commitments to capacity building in each of its seven action areas, as well as on data and statistics including science technology and innovation and capacity building.

The Addis Agenda specifically:

  • Call for enhanced international support and establishment of multi stakeholder partnerships for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries
  • Commit to reinforce national efforts in capacity-building in developing countries


Refer to the different Addis Ababa Action Areas to see specific capacity building efforts, with broad coverage in international development cooperation.

Relevant SDG indicator