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  • The  impact  of  violence,  torture  and  conflicts  on  communities  striving  to  make  a  living  remains  undocumented  in  many  parts  of  contemporary  Zimbabwe.  This  case  study  seeks  to  share  the  other  half  of  the  story  to  violence,  torture  and  conflicts:  the  story ...
    Afrik4R Africa for Results Initiative 2014
  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is rights based approach to development launched by Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh in 2006. The scheme seeks to give at least 100 days of waged employment at minimum wage to every volunteer who volunteers for casual work. The act was designed to be implemented across the country, and if implemented correctly the programme could transform the socio-economic landscape of both rural and urban India. The Act made several...
    Other collections 2011
  • LumenSoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. was started ten years ago as an incubation project at the Lahore University of management Sciences. The incubation model helped in starting a chain reaction, which has been instrumental in capacity building of young graduates in the IT sector. In the spring of 2000, three graduates, one female and two males, of MS in computer sciences at LUMS( Lahore University of Management Sciences) decided to start a software house. Thus the LumenSoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd....
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Change Initiatives is an NGO based in West Bengal. Its major focus has been to explore the role of ICT to promote development with a strong focus on research. Among other initiatives their aim has been to bring together women’s groups and help in virtual interaction and work towards sustainable development with the help of communication tools such as ICTs, videos and print. Assumption Better access to ICT tools would speed up development. However a lack of electricity and connectivity in...
    Other collections 2008
  • The Nemmadi telecentre project was a public-private initiative started in 2004 that sought to improve the delivery of e-governance services to rural citizens. The project took place in Karnataka, where the government had already been recognised for promoting citizen centric practices of governance in order to create a more transparent and accountable model of government services. The use of information and technology were key to this activity. Through partnerships with several of private...
    Other collections 2012
  • Professional Communities (PCs) represent an innovative, locally-driven development approach supporting capacity development among Jordanian management professionals. The PC approach is highly sustainable and has the potential to transform the very nature and impact of donor support for capacity development. Jordan has the fundamental underpinnings of a market economy in place. While far from perfect, policies and institutions support a free market economy and quasi-democratic political system....
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In the early 2000s, the municipality of Alta Floresta was part of Brazil’s Arc of Fire, a curving frontier of communities whose residents were clearing old-growth forests in the Amazon region so they could graze livestock, harvest timber, or cultivate crops. In 2008, the federal government cracked down on deforestation and pressured local governments to implement national environmental regulations. It created a blacklist of municipalities that were the worst violators of deforestation...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2014
  • This study explores the growth of capacity in IUCN in Asia over the period from its inception in 1995 to early 2005, with the aim of broadly assessing how capacity was built, maintained and strengthened over that period. This regional component of IUCN-the World Conservation Union employs 445 staff members who work in partnership with 136 governmental and non-governmental members to focus on the conservation and rehabilitation of landscapes, ecosystems, habitats and species in Asia. In the...
    ECDPM Discussion Papers 2005
  • When Andrés Manuel López Obrador became mayor of Mexico City at the end of 2000, a massive crime wave was sweeping the national capital. From 1995 to 1998, the city’s overall crime rate had nearly tripled. Aware that taking back the streets from criminals would require a new approach, López Obrador brought in an experienced political leader, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, to head the Secretariat of Public Security of the Federal District. Together they introduced new systems that could document...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2014
  • The Malawi Government elaborated the Malawi Development Assistance Strategy (DAS) The Strategy specifies structures within government and Development Partners to coordinate development assistance. Emphasis is placed in monitoring targets and indicators of national growth and development strategies. The DAS calls for result based management a key principle to development effectiveness. Capacity Development a dynamic process, it refers to the ability of people, institutions and societies to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • A nationwide survey conducted in Niger in April 2010 on rural and urban household vulnerability to food insecurity revealed that the most affected zones and the people most in need of aid are located in the regions of Maradi (29.3%), Tahoua (24.5%) and Tillabéry (24%). The most dire circumstances are in the Department of Illéla, in particular, in a number of villages in the Badaguichiri zone (all in the Tahoua region). This situation has been harmful to local operations, especially in the...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • La Asociación de familias afectadas por el conflicto armado interno de Ocobamba, entiende la importancia de organizarse y la participación activa como agentes de desarrollo que beneficia a los socios y mejora la condición socio económica de sus integrantes. El Perú vivió el conflicto armado interno, durante aproximadamente 20 años, que inició en el mes de marzo1980 al mes de noviembre del 2000, cometiéndose por parte de los perpetradoras como: PCP SL, Fuerzas policiales y militares, Comités de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Daga Shingdra Tshogpa (DST), formed in late 2005 was going through a crisis. The case describes the attempts in making DST a profitable rural based enterprise - the importance of awareness creation and capacity building of local bodies and the need for inclusion of good governance in a farmers’ group. Dagana district grows an abundance of fruits like oranges, passion fruits, guava, and pears. The Ministry of Agriculture, with support from UNDP has set up an Integrated Food Processing...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Esta historia de caso describe el proceso de generación de capacidades de gestión para la conservación en tres comunidades aymaras del altiplano de Bolivia. Para ello se describe el caso antes de la intervención del proyecto, el proceso de implementación y estado actual del proceso. La experiencia que se expone a continuación corresponde a un proyecto de turismo comunitario implementado en tres comunidades aymaras del departamento de Oruro – Bolivia. El área del proyecto corresponde a la...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Se muestra el camino recorrido por la municipalidad de La Paz junto a GTZ para lograr financiamiento para proyectos sociales mediante mecanismos de mercado. La exitosa emisión de bonos municipales fue resultado de un largo proceso, que implicó primeramente superar el desorden y desequilibrio de las finanzas del municipio. Para la mayoría de las 327 municipalidades de Bolivia, el financiamiento del desarrollo depende principalmente de la recaudación de impuestos que está a cargo de la agencia...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • What causes a water utility in Uganda to reverse course dramatically, from the brink of extinction to financial viability within less than a year? Experts typically maintain that deep organizational changes require a long-term approach to developing staff and organizational capacity—that capacity growth is unlikely to be compatible with short-term efforts. That is mostly true, but sometimes passionate and committed leadership can turn things around in a remarkably short time and make...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2005
  • Lagos State began the twenty-first century as a boomtown crippled by crime, traffic, blight, and corruption. A regional economic hub and burgeoning state of 13.4 million people, the megalopolis had a global reputation for government dysfunction. Two successively elected governors, Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola, worked in tandem to set the state on a new course. Beginning in 1999, their administrations overhauled city governance, raised new revenues, improved security and sanitation, reduced...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2014
  • The Mountain Areas Conservancy Project in Pakistan works with local communities to control hunting and conserve biodiversity. For IUCN in Pakistan, poverty alleviation is no new buzz word, considering its large, long term field project, the Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP) where local communities were engaged in conservation of natural resources with an understanding of its short term economic gain and the long term benefits of sustainable use of natural resources. The MACP in the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Common pot provides food to children with nutritional deficit. Children follow the joint kitchen 12-day plan; this plan is based on recovering the community’s best and most ingenious recipes. The plan seeks to have a nutritionist supervising and reinforcing these recipes/food preparation processes. Let’s Eat! “COMMON COOKING POT”, an alternative to the food crisis and child malnutrition. It rains heavily in Loma Negra, a Concepción community of Masaya. The bad...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In 2009, as part of the CDF’s attempts to improve the capacity development support to central and municipal level, in cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government Administration, we undertook the assessment of municipal capacities to fulfil their mandate, pertinent to own and delegated competencies, as part of decentralisation. Despite the vast financial and human resources invested in Kosovo, progress in developing national capacities and strengthening public institutions has been...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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