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  • First Steps is a Christian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea. Since North Korea is suffering from food and energy shortages, First Steps introduced soymilk processing machines that do not require electricity. Currently, more than 80,000 children are daily benefitting from the program. First Steps is a Christian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea through programs which provide...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The case story describes UNDP Myanmar’s experience of working with more than 5000 self reliance groups and how the investments in capacity development complemented by livelihood support have influenced the lives of more than 50,000 women. The concept of Self Reliance Group (SRG) was introduced in 1998 based on the Indian NGO Myrada model of Self Help Groups. Currently there are more than 5,000 SRGs in Myanmar facilitated by UNDP through its projects. The objective of working through the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In 2004, as part of a pilot initiative on decentralized service delivery in the 4 poorest regions in Ethiopia, 34 illiterate villagers were trained to build, install, and maintain solar photo-voltaic PV systems bringing electricity for the first time to remote villages. The sun was just beginning to dip below the horizon, coloring the azure sky with brilliant pink and orange hues. Ahadi Ahmed realized that she had to pick up the pace. Gingerly perched on top of the thatched roof of her neighbor...
    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
  • La construcción de un sistema de transporte masivo involucra retos institucionales, financieros, operativos e incluso culturales, por cuanto representa un elemento estructurador de la planeación urbana de la ciudad. En las ciudades con población numerosa, los sistemas de transporte masivo tipo BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), representan una solución óptima para el transporte de pasajeros debido a que tienen costos y tiempos de implementación relativamente moderados en comparación con otras...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Human resource development and capacity building projects/activities provided to member countries in other seven areas of cooperation: trade and investment facilitation, agricultural cooperation, industrial and energy cooperation, transport linkages, tourism cooperation, public Health, and environment. To bridge development gaps between Thailand and Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, based on each country’s comparative advantages with the recognition of the needs of partnership building...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • 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
  • A 1993 Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)–funded study reported that water and sanitation problems in South Tarawa, Kiribati had become critical and needed to be addressed in “as comprehensive a manner as possible.” This led to a series of interventions including several Asian Development Bank (ADB)–sponsored projects which focused on the community participation component that the Government of Kiribati had come to recognize as key to sustainability...
    ADB Capacity Development in the Pacific 2008
  • After about five years of learning by doing, mobilizing internal political coalitions, reforming and streamlining government structures, accumulating and nurturing a critical mass of technocrats in key civil service positions, the government of Uganda gradually institutionalized policy management in general and capacity building in particular. This report presents lessons of experience and best practices distilled from this latter period.
    Other collections 2003
  • The preparation of PRSPs offers interesting experiences in civic engagement in policy-making. While participatory policy formulation is highly desirable, its design has proven hard to fashion and continues to be dogged by flaws related to quality and depth, conditionality and ownership of the change process. The preparation of Ethiopia’s recent PRSP demonstrated all of these issues. While it built on lessons learned from earlier papers to attempt more genuine participation, large capacity...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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
  • After three flawed national elections, the government of Nigeria faced strong pressure to reform its electoral commission before the 2011 vote. President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Attahiru Jega, a university vice chancellor with a civil society background, to chair the commission and lead reforms. With too little time to overhaul the commission, Jega brought in a small team of trusted advisers and drew upon a support network of civil society groups to extend the commission’s reach. To...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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
  • The political crisis and violence that followed the December 2007 General election threatened the existence of Kenya as a nation state. The case describes the transition journey from crisis to coalition government, where President and PM have reconciled the need to realize quick wins and leading by example. Riots erupted in Kenya after 2007 presidential election when the Electoral Commission declared H.E. President Kibaki the winner on December 30, placing him ahead of Odinga. More than 1,200...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • En las áreas rurales de Honduras, ECOMOBILIA promueve la conservación del patrimonio arquitectónico a través del rescate de prácticas y transferencia de tecnología para crear y fortalecer capacidades de familias para que puedan construirse una vivienda digna y sostenible utilizando materiales naturales y locales. En el año 2006, ECOMOBILIA nace como una iniciativa ante el déficit habitacional que existe en muchas aldeas del país sumado a una condición social de pobreza severa. Lo que no...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The PRONI-model inspires constructive change in post-conflict societies empowering youth using a process-structure platform that produce immediate solutions to conflict as well as long-term vision for sustainable social change. The model has been implemented in post-conflict Western Balkan from 1997 and up to this day. The Story:The model aims to improve democracy through social reconstruction and conflict transformation interventions that focus on youth work, social education and community...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This case story is a reflection on the cooperative efforts of the national parliaments of the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa in the reduction of small arms. Few other regions in the world have been hit so hard by so many wars and domestic conflicts as the countries in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa over the past fifteen years. Traders and brokers of small arms cool-headedly spotted the opportunities in these regions. Local demand was huge as many militia and rebel groups...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • El Instituto de la Defensa Pública Penal es una institución autónoma del sistema de justicia de Guatemala. Su estructura organizativa funcional está orientada y va dirigida a la población de escasos recursos económicos, que buscan tener acceso a la justicia y que se vele por el respeto al debido proceso. Asimismo se da atención a mujeres, niñas y adolescentes víctima de violencia en todas sus formas, cumpliendo nuestra misión, mediante asesoría y asistencia jurídica gratuita.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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