The Socratic approach
Capacity building is a process of mutual learning.
Drafting a report to have maximum impact is a context-specific skill. It cannot be taught in the abstract, but needs to be jointly developed. The method and approach is necessarily Socratic: knowledge cannot be handed over ready-made, but has to be appropriated by the knower. That appropriation is only possible through a common search. Recognising the gaps in ones own knowledge is the beginning of this journey.
ESI analysts – in constant discussion with local partners – learn how to adapt to the specific conditions in the countries concerned.