The editors of this volume are both based at Deakin University in Australia, where Kenny is the Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights, and Clarke is the Deputy Head of the School of International and Political Studies. The book is aimed at an audience of development practitioners as well as academics, and its fairly accessible language means that it should reach a practitioner audience quite effectively. However, in geographic terms, all the case studies are from Asia, Australia, Ireland, the UK, and the USA, and thus the volume does not cover experiences of capacity building funded by huge inputs of aid in Africa and Latin America.