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  • In the aftermath of a brutal war, a Cambodian government programme for decentralizing governance is resurrecting local capacities to manage development funds, while respecting the rule of law, human rights, environmental concerns and so on. Called Seila, the programme has also created a system for funnelling resources from central to local government bodies. The Seila experience features many potential lessons for countries emerging from conflict, proving that if donors and reconstruction...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Beginning in the late 1980s, Rio de Janeiro suffered increasing urban violence as the drug trade moved south from the Caribbean.  The favelas, shantytowns and slums on the hillsides surrounding Brazil's second-largest city, saw a rise in both inter-gang violence and clashes between police and drug traffickers.  Innocent bystanders often died in the crossfire.  In 2007, working with the support of the governor, the state's secretary for public security, José Mariano...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • An important direction in development is raising a generation equipped with skills enabling it to prosper in the changing world. Peer education is the pedagogical tool, which unleashes hidden human potential and contributes to the overall growth of the personality. The story tells about success of implementing of this methodology. The central problem of the emerging democracies lies in raising a new type of a personality, able to make informed choices, knowing principles of the effective...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 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
  • The paper highlights how open and distance learning (ODL) contributed to the development of human resources for the agricultural sector in (6) Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. This was responding to inadequate agricultural knowledge and technologies required by farmers to reduce poverty, improve food security, and protect natural resources. Between now and the year 2020, the world population is expected to increase from 6.0 to 7.5 billion. Even today, 1.2 billion people...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • High results and recognition of UNDP Montenegro as one of the most important role players in the judicial reform field have been shown through a continued donor funding and international reports (e.g. EC Progress Reports 2008, 2009). UNDP has been involved in the reform of judiciary in Montenegro since 2004, when the UNDP relevant unit was established in the Ministry of Justice. The Montenegrin judiciary was then at the very beginning of the legislative reform and there was a need to develop...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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 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
  • During the implementation of the Capacity Building of Local Governance Actors in Tanzania, the media was acknowledged as a local governance actor that had not been initially included in the programme design. A media policy (2007-2009) was developed to guide the engagement of media especially in a situation where Civil Society and Private Sector Organisations are weak and have very limited capacity to venture their issues and reach the larger public. The mass media form an important channel for...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Para impactar en el desarrollo de capacidades locales para la gestión de políticas públicas; el Centro de Estudios Sociales y Acción Comunitaria ha desarrollado instancias de capacitación para personal de Municipios y Comunas del Area metropolitana de Rosario. The Story:En su modo de gestionar la “cosa publica”, los municipios y comunas se han caracterizado por realizar tareas repetitivas, jerárquicas, sin un enfoque a largo plazo, con baja eficiencia y efectividad. En cuanto a los...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • High-quality leadership development should be affordable and accessible to all people around the globe. Through our Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB) initiatives in Africa, the Center for Creative Leadership is putting leadership tools and models into the hands and hearts of grassroots leaders and local governments in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia. The Story:The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) works with some 20,000 people – primarily corporate leaders from large organizations - each year...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This initiative aims to contribute to protecting the social security rights of migrant workers of the MERCOSUR countries, through the creation of a Single Data Base for Social Security Institutions (SDSI) in the MERCOSUR region. The purpose is to integrate the social security systems of the MERCOSUR countries by through developing and implementing a Data Transfer and Validation System (DTVS) to process retiree benefits under MERCOSUR’s Multilateral Social Security Agreement. The...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • A savings- and literacy-led capacity-building alternative to traditional microfinance, groups of women are united to support each other as they save and learn together, become successful businesswomen, ending poverty and creating better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Begun with 125,000 very poor women in rural Nepal, WORTH uses an empowering self-instructional capacity building approach that enables women to become literate, learn to create their own village banks...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Información y conocimiento. Conectar, compartir, intercambiar, visibilizar, desarrollar capacidades y conocimientos para promover la igualdad de género en Latinoamérica y El Caribe. Este es el principal objetivo del Proyecto Regional del RBLAC/PNUD América Latina Genera: gestión del conocimiento para la igualdad de género. En las dos últimas décadas, los avances en la región en materia de igualdad de género han sido considerables, pero discontinuos, heterogéneos y a menudo unidos a ciertos...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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