Building capabilities through activities such as training and applying knowledge products are recognized vehicles for contributing to strengthening individual and group capabilities within governments. From them, organizational and inter-institutional strengthening may be derived as well. This program directs its actions towards building capabilities as an effective tool for advancing the institutional strengthening in the region. This program offers an integral approach that visualizes the subnational government as part of an adaptive system, complex and interrelated with different levels of government and its organizations. The integral approach in this case is given by complementary relationships between strengthening process and the modernization of public administration; strategic local planning and the encouragement of social partnerships; the promotion of mixed intermediation institutions for local development; the promotion of regional systemic competitiveness; the sustainable development of cities and the knowledge and application of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). The objective of the program is to develop institutional capabilities of subnational governments of the region's borrower countries through training for its officials in the public sector, counterparts in the private sector, other interested institutions such as "think tanks", development institutes and academics.