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  • An experience in Guatemala bears lessons for engagement in post-conflict reconstruction. In this case, an assembly of civil society organizations played a key role in starting to rebuild a country devastated by civil war. They were assisted by donors, which devised a coordinated strategy, with one agency acting as facilitator. The careful construction of a process of dialogue, capacity mapping and eventually the commissioning of pilot development projects helped foster an atmosphere of trust...
  • The JTC illustrates best practice in institutional development for judicial reform in post-crisis situations. The evidence generated and lessons learned during its establishment have been synthesized into an interactive Handbook illustrating how the CD approach can be applied to institutionalize judicial training systems as a key element of judicial reform. Background: In the 1990s, public institutions in Serbia were in a weak state due to politicization, centralization, economic collapse and...
  • The Natural Disaster Risk Management Program (NDRMP), jointly offered by the World Bank Institute and Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative, consists of distance learning courses that promote proactive disaster risk management practices The program has been implemented since 2006 and online courses are still ongoing. A click can make a difference. We are living in a digital world where new knowledge and technologies have become accessible to more people. The advancement in technology paved the...
  • Trafficking in human beings aiming at sexual exploitation the most severe crime. Moldovan girls are trafficked to different destination but the most dangerous is United Arab Emirates, as a new country of destination. Girls support exploitation for a long time by traffickers. Trafficking with human beings aiming at sexual exploitation is one of most severe consequence of the circumstances created lately in the Republic of Moldova, a flagrant breach of the human rights and an offence of the...
  • Between 2008-2009, UNDP supported KIA to run a series of one week courses in Peace Building and Conflict Management. The objective was to train administrative officers and to prepare them to subsequently train staff and community members. The resounding result was that 737 officers were trained in 27 sessions. The Story of the Peace Building and Conflict Management Course at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) can be traced back to 2007, when a Kenyan delegation comprising of senior...
  • The case presents the partnering of a dairy company (TSEGA & Family Dairy Enterprise / T&FDE, SNV client) with national and regional R&D partners and the combination of appropriate approaches and specific expertise in order to develop and promote quality-based payment systems for milk, responding to new business opportunities. An SNV client (T&FDE; milk collector and processor) identified a new business opportunity – marketing of “prime quality” milk and milk...
  • In Niger, where only a fifth of the population is literate and poverty is rife, radio has taken on an extraordinarily important role in the lives of its citizens. Radio programs are not only the means through which people entertain themselves and get the daily news, they are also playing a proxy role for the health clinics, schools, social support networks, and continuing education needed for economic progress. Women debate their role in society; citizens call in to complain about poor local...
  • Haiti has been ranked among the most corrupt nations for the past several years in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.1 This fragile low-income country has a long history of political instability, poverty, and inequality. In 2005 the interim government of President Boniface Alexandre asked for the World Bank Institute’s support in Haiti’s efforts to address institutional vulnerabilities and improve governance. The government created a semi-autonomous...
  • Experiences from Mongolia and Morocco demonstrate the importance of backing breakthrough institutions in microfinance that can become industry leaders and engage in healthy competition in the market, while maintaining a focus on the overarching goal: reaching out to poor clients. Past lessons indicate that while funders can invest and structure their assistance wisely, they do not create successful microfinance; managers with the vision to establish sustainable institutions do. Moreover,...
  • The majority of communities in the Peruvian Amazon do not have access to electricity, and their isolation complicates their connection to the energy grid. This hampers the development of these communities. At the same time, the Amazon has been identified by the Peruvian government as a strategic zone for the production of energy crops such as palm oil and Jatropha, the latter a native species for the area that is being promoted as a commercial crop for the production of biodiesel. The Peruvian...
  • Built the capacity of 4 CBOs in 4 districts to select and build the capacity of 120 youth peer leaders aged 16 to 25 to communicate messages of SRH & HIV prevention and positive behavior to their peers. Four youth centres were established for youth to access these services. Sri Lanka with an estimated population of 20 million comprises of 28% young persons in the age group of 10-24 years. This includes 19.7% between the ages of 10-19 (adolescents). The school curriculum does not provide...
  • 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...
  • The Cserehat Programme has helped to develop capacities of disadvantaged Roma communities living on the border between Hungary and Slovakia to take an active role in local development. It also helped to develop the capacities of local and national authorities to address complex development challenges related to social exclusion. The Cserehat Area Based Development Programme was launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in Hungary together with UNDP in 2005, and has a programme budget...
  • 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...
  • The study sought to examine capacity-building experiences from four post-conflict African countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique and Sierra Leone. Liberia was dropped because of logistical problems. The main objective of the study was to draw conclusions and present recommendations that would provide a guide to policies, strategies and instruments for post-conflict capacity-building initiatives by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). In addition, the study aimed at contributing to an...
  • In recognition of the Palestinian Ministry of Health’s commitment to reform, The Flagship Project tailored a self-assessment approach and supported the development of an Institutional Development Plan for the MoH. The process yielded positive results and helped unite all actors behind a comprehensive plan for reform driven by the Ministry. Sustainability of health sector reform is particularly challenging in environments where state institutions are weak or not fully established due to...
  • CDI transforms lives and strengthens low-income communities by empowering people with information and communication technology and a unique social educative model that fosters community organization. Our 800+ schools in eight countries (1.25+ million graduates), use technology as a medium to fight poverty, stimulate entrepreneurship; creating a generation of changemakers. CDI works throughout Latin America and now the MENA region to end the digital apartheid that exists in underdeveloped...
  • Capacity development is viewed by PEN not as a component to support or supplement other sector specific intervention. Our approach requires continuous investment in local people, groups, and institutions. PEN has been working with community groups and institutions in Machakos since 2004. PEN’s experience in working with communities has shown that communities have the potential to initiate, manage and sustain their own sustainable development, and only need an interactive and targeted...
  • 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....
  • This case study shares the success of PEPY’s Child to Child Program, an initiative aimed at empowering children and young people to be change-makers in their own communities by identifying, learning about, and taking action on local problems affecting their daily lives. Capacity is development. At PEPY, we’ve seen this truth in both our successes and our failures. After PRA’s in our target areas in 2007, we learned that the education programs we had been doing for the past two...