Capacity development can be described across six broad capacity dimensions. Motivational capacity builds awareness and desire to consider multiple values. Analytical capacity provides knowledge and tools to analyse multiple values. Bridging capacity brings together different ways of knowing and doing, often creating new knowledge in the process. Negotiation capacity navigates trade-offs and mainstreams into policy and practice. Social network capacity is the capacity to learn together, act and adapt or transform. Governance capacity creates formal and informal mechanisms for a socially just governance environment. These dimensions embody many concepts and principles for capacity development and recognition in decision making.