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  • A 2001 report by Australian Agency for International Development and the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade marked the beginning of efforts by both governments to increase their emphasis on aid harmonization in the Pacific. This was followed by a decision to pilot a cofunded program in Cook Islands which is the subject of this case study. The case is presented through the eyes of Garth Henderson, the senior Cook Islands official responsible for aid management. It describes how...
    ADB Capacity Development in the Pacific 2008
  • One of the main challenges of capacity development practice in the developing world is that of recognition and acknowledgment that capacity development services are often supply driven and rarely based on genuine user demand. Capacity development services tend to be identified, designed and funded by a wide range of suppliers who for the greater part are based in national urban centres, or outside the country, far removed from users of the services. Because services are supply driven, they have...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • Subsequent to the enactment of Right to Information legislation in 2005, UNDP with Government of India initiated to build capacities of stakeholders at all levels. Piloted in selected districts across India, the initiative was later up scaled. Project built models and institutionalized mechanisms for capacity building for RTI. Government of India enacted the Right to Information legislation in 2005 and recognized access to information as a key development issue, because it has the potential to...
    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
  • The objective of this project was to strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations in Guatemala that work with human rights, health, sexual and reproductive health of women. The intention was to build social networks and knowledge platforms in order to influence public policy, and support the government in the provision of human rights and gender based services. The program employed several capacity development strategies, focusing in the following areas Societal capacities:...
    Other collections 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
  • 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
  • In 2006, Indonesian economist Sri Mulyani Indrawati took on a huge and knotty problem: bringing order and efficiency to the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, an organization of 64,000 employees. At the time, many Indonesian citizens viewed the ministry as corrupt and unaccountable, exemplifying the failures of the entire government. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had appointed Mulyani because of her reputation as a tough-minded reformer and a savvy manager. Mulyani ascribed the...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • When Bitange Ndemo became permanent secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communications in 2005, he was well aware of the difficulty Kenyans faced when they tried to get information from the government. He knew that easier access to government data on topics ranging from demographics to education could help spur innovation in business and technology and help drive the country’s economic growth. The Official Secrets Act under former President Daniel arap Moi had long...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • The North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) is a rural development project working in three states of North East India with the overall objective of improving the livelihood of vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner through improved management of resources. The genesis of NERCORMP can be drawn back to the lack of governmental service delivery mechanism, and the absence of sustainable development initiatives viable for the hilly regions. Through building of...
    Other collections 2011
  • The Government of Southern Sudan’s Ministry of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation aims to improve access to water supply and sanitation services for approximately eight million people living in rural areas. To achieve this, development and implementation of a comprehensive operations and maintenance system for water sources is essential. In order to set up a sound operations and maintenance system, reliable data on the functionality of water points is critical. Unfortunately baseline data...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • Esta experiencia es el proceso actual de desarrollo y fortalecimiento de capacidades de los actores locales relacionados con la gestión ambiental en la provincia de Ayabaca, desde el 2008, estamos construyendo participativamente un sistema local para el cuidado, aprovechamiento y uso sostenible del ambiente mediante instrumentos estratégicos concertados. Ayabaca, provincia peruana norandina, posee grandes riquezas naturales y culturales (bosques nativos, amplia biodiversidad, minerales,...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is rapidly gaining popularity in Africa following the successful experiences in a number of countries. The approach provides an innovative and cutting-edge mean for development of local solutions to complex livelihood problems and to stimulate community empowerment. The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach was originally pioneered in Indonesia in the late 1980s and developed by FAO in partnership with national governments for introducing integrated pest...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Vegetable production is one of the main sources of income for the majority of poor, rural farmers in the Svay Rieng province of Cambodia. Despite the economic value of vegetable production here, farmers still practice traditional methods that result in reduced productivity and less efficient use of agricultural inputs including labour and financial investments. Both male and female farmers are generally hesitant to adopt new technologies and agricultural practices unless there is demonstrable...
    SNV Case story collection 2012
  • Two previous cases on rice in Zambia have chronicled the developments from the modus operandi in the command economy structure of the early independence to early 1990s era. This was based mainly on Government driven cooperative system. Liberalization in the early 1990s ushered the era of private sector led initiatives in the sub-sector and the rest of the economy. The early years to the 2000s were characterized by stagnation and in some cases decline. SNV intervention starting in 2007 created...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • The aim of the Living Labs initiative is to create and enhance an innovation-driven development process in rural communities, as a major driving force for sustainable development, strengthen the innovation policy, and strategic alliances for improving the livelihoods and quality of life of rural communities in the world. The pilot consist of innovation environments in real-life settings, in which community-driven innovation is fully integrated within the co-creation process of new services,...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El Gabinete Social de la Presidencia es la instancia coordinadora de las políticas y programas sociales. Operativizar esta tarea requería una estructura mínima y adecuada al desafío. PNUD brindó asistencia técnica para diseñarla y acompañar el proceso de instalación de la misma. El Gabinete Social está constituido institucionalmente por 23 Instituciones estatales, cuyas prioridades corresponden a diversos ejes de la problemática social: salud, vivienda, educación, etc. La situación de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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