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  • In India planning is imposed from above which ignores local needs and priorities. The case describes a Panchayat in India which conducted its wn microplanning exercise and determined its need and priorities. Decentralization is a vital necessity for local empowerment and to achieve greater impact in combating poverty. Devolution of powers through constitutionally mandated bodies with an objective to reduce poverty through an empowerment strategy creates space for people to effectively...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Swasti participated in development and is implementing the Gap Inc. PACE program in India. PACE is a capacity building initiative to empower women garment workers and help them realise their potential in professional and personal spheres, leading to enhanced quality of women’s lives, workplace effectiveness and business growth. The garment sector is a major employer of women from relatively poor socio- economic and education profiles. A large number are first generation formal workers....
    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
  • The project “Honor and Respect for Bel Air” aims to promote reduction of armed violence and urban rehabilitation in the neighborhood of Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is led by the Brazilian NGO Viva Rio with the support of the Brazilian Embassy in Haiti, Canada, Norway and international organizations. The areas of intervention are diverse, including water supply, solid waste management and education. Activities are often associated with peace-keeping purposes, women empowerment...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Se trata de una capacitación vivencial llamada la Ruta de Aprendizaje a través de la cual mujeres representantes de concejos y alcaldías visitaron municipios centroamericanos destacados por su papel en la reducción de las desigualdades de género. Al final de la Ruta las participantes presentaron propuestas para aplicar lo aprendido durante la capacitación en sus países y sus municipios. Participaron mujeres de Centro y Sur América.
    South-South Opportunity 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
  • Through a gradual and organic process of capacity development, a Jordanian environmental NGO evolved from humble beginnings into an effective and respected institution with the capacity for research, advocacy, policy advice and community mobilization. The Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society (JREDS) has built partnerships with various public agencies, and with other NGOs and community organizations, both nationally and regionally. Starting as a beneficiary of the Global Environmental...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Ultimately, we have to acknowledge that it is not our methods, strategies, tools or techniques which define the core and quality of our development practice, but ourselves—our past, our present and our future, and the will we can find to face these. What development practitioners “see” and do in their work depends on their worldview, values, attitudes and beliefs. In Cambodia, a combination of hierarchical culture, patronage, past trauma, and a rote-learning approach to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The CSNP is a learning initiative amongst 13 African church partners of PYM Aid Norway. Highly participatory annual meetings, complemented by visits between partners, have enabled considerable learning to take place and more importantly be applied in practice. This has had catalytic knock-on effects on networking outside CSNP. This case study shows the value of strong local ownership and facilitation in South-South learning.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • This initiative focuses on creating and using knowledge transfer mechanisms and share debt management models and protocols by continuously exchanging experiences across countries in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Debt Management Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides the necessary resources for: i) facilitating shared research in the subject area and knowledge transfer activities among participating countries, including south-south cooperation...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • In 2003, the bloodless Rose Revolution ushered in an era of unprecedented reform in the Republic of Georgia.  Widespread dissatisfaction with the undemocratic and corrupt post-Soviet regime culminated in the 2004 election of Mikheil Saakashvili as president.  Riding a wave of popular support and eager to act before the political winds shifted, Saakashvili immediately targeted the corrupt police service, seen by many Georgians as the epitome of state dysfunction.  By the end of...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • The Democracy Trust was conceived as a policy advocacy tool to encourage commitment to the PRSP process among political parties. By ensuring that political parties publicly back policies of development and poverty eradication, the trust has granted the Honduran population a mechanism to hold elected officials to their obligations, and to demand their right to improved and sustainable services. As well, commitments to development thus become state policies and no longer belong solely to the...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Machulishchi is a small town near Minsk with population of some 8 thousands people. Lack of opportunities to be engaged in some activities led to increased law offences, and different kinds of addiction among teenagers. Capacity building of local activists helped to unify community in addressing this problem. "Podsnezhnik" (Snowflower), local Charitable Public Association committed to prevent drug-addiction and HIV/AIDS among youth, decided to gain community support for its objective...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair
  • When Ernest Bai Koroma assumed the presidency of Sierra Leone in 2007, he promised to run his government as efficiently as a private business. A few years earlier, a brutal 11-year civil war had ended, leaving an estimated 50,000 dead and an additional two million displaced. The effects of the war gutted the government’s capacity to deliver basic services. Koroma launched an ambitious agenda that targeted key areas for improvement including energy, agriculture,...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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
  • UNDP Montenegro coordinates implementation of the biggest regional programme UNDP has committed to in South Eastern Europe to date. Main goals: improved environmental situation and life quality for citizens through least-cost measures, improved local and national policy dialogue and supply of domestic professional services in the environmental management sector. The implementation of a 3-year $15 million Western Balkans Environmental Hot Spots Programme (WBEP) involves six countries/territories...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • An integrated approach to country planning was piloted in Sierra Leone to include a Capacity Development approach. This involved mapping country priorities to FAO's Results Based System. Special attention was given to the 'Expert Crisis' found in the ministries primarily due staffing losses due to the war. In Sierra Leone, CD in Agriculture and Rural Development deals with what is called the 'Expert Crisis' as well as basic CD needs in most sectors. The Expert Crisis refers...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Programme reinforces community capacity for knowledge generation and transfer. HIV and other social services are strengthened, with communities demanding delivery of services for Human Rights promotion. It strengthens grassroots democracy - local forum to address community challenges, needs, perspectives, and attitudes; gender based violence, conflict resolution, and promoting accountability. Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) through Community Conversations (CC) encourages and empowers...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El encuentro de una niña o niño con su propio potencial y la trascendencia que dicho potencial tiene para los demás y para sí mismo constituye uno de los mayores acontecimientos de su vida y despierta en ellos enormes capacidades de superación y de adaptación. El Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano en Bolivia (PNUD-Julio/2006), menciona "que los niños no construyen sus capacidades ni adquieren derechos por sí solos, sino en el contexto de diversas formas familiares, comunitarias y estatales de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In preparation for Ecuador’s general elections in April and May 2009, the Organization of American States and the Mexican Electoral Federal Institute (IFE) signed an agreement to provide electoral cooperation to Ecuadorian electoral authorities. To support this initiative they combined efforts with the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary of Mexico (TEPJF) by sending experts to Ecuador to collaborate with CNE Staff in electoral organization, communication, electoral training, and...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
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