The purpose of this document is to improve planning and implementation of capacity development, including dialogue about and support to such processes from development partners. The approach and the tools presented are developed to assist practitioners, including staff and managers in public organisations who are tasked with developing the capacity of a sector, a subsector or an individual organisation. Consultants, as well as staff from the European Commission (EC) or other development partners who wish to support endogenous CD processes, can use the tools to structure their dialogue about CD... and CD processes with partners. The tools serve particularly in the context of a broad sector perspective, where several organisations may be part of a sector-wide CD process. The tools may also be useful for CD processes in individual organisations.