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  • 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
  • Water filtration systems, coastal bunds and other technologies that are tailored to the conditions and needs of local communities can help reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts like increased saltwater intrusion caused by sea level rise or storm surges, or more frequent and severe drought. A key challenge, however, is ensuring such technologies are properly operated and maintained. The partners of the AdaptCap project, a European Commission-financed initiative implemented with coastal...
    Capacity.org 2013
  • 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
  • This is a story of how Ecological Sanitation has changed peoples’ lives in three poor communities in the Philippines and how the partnership between a Local Government Unit and an NGO that share a common desire to help the poor can bring about social change in communities. Three low-income, water-scarce communities in San Fernando City, La Union Province in northern Philippines adopted Ecological Sanitation (Ecosan) in 2004 and successfully improved their health and environment conditions...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Light for all campaign by promoting cheaper Solar Tukis has reached nearly 15,000 remote households in Nepal. The campaign has also enhanced national capacity to disseminate Solar Tukis to wider scale and formulate subsidy policy, which aimed to benefit additional 310,000 households during country's transitional period. The cost of Maoist insurgency in Nepal is very high. Many of the development initiatives could not be carried out due to conflict and low security situation. During the...
    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
  • Proyecto iniciado en 2007 en el marco del Sistema Interamericano de Metrología (SIM). Objetivos: Fortalecer la cooperación regional Ampliar la capacidad técnica de los Institutos Nacionales de Metrología de Bolivia y Perú Contribuir a la eficiencia del mercado de gas natural y a la protección del consumidor Potenciar los servicios de referencia para asistir a consumidores, empresas de suministro de gas y autoridades reguladoras de Bolivia y Perú.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • 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
  • During the period 2002-2006, the Rwanda Government implemented phase one of its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Evaluation of the PRSP revealed that gender was not adequately taken into account during PRSP design and execution. As a result of these findings, phase two, known as the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) called for additional focus on gender and increased partnership with decentralized units. In response to these recommendations, the Activity...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • 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
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Using an innovative approach to capacity building, a group of SMEs harnessed the capacity that existed with their organization to achieve significant reductions to their environmental impacts in way that actually improved profitability. Prevailing wisdom would have us believe that SMEs, particularly in Africa, cannot take their environmental responsibilities seriously, "It’s a luxury that they cannot afford. Besides, they do not have the capacity – the human capital – to...
    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
  • LumenSoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. was started ten years ago as an incubation project at the Lahore University of management Sciences. The incubation model helped in starting a chain reaction, which has been instrumental in capacity building of young graduates in the IT sector. In the spring of 2000, three graduates, one female and two males, of MS in computer sciences at LUMS( Lahore University of Management Sciences) decided to start a software house. Thus the LumenSoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd....
    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
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Autrefois, les populations au Burkina Faso étaient peu impliquées dans le développement de leur communauté. Aujourd’hui, ce sont elles qui décident des priorités et des investissements nécessaires. À la base de ce changement, il y a les plans communaux de développement. Les populations doivent pouvoir participer aux décisions les concernant. En jouant un rôle actif, elles se rendent compte qu’elles peuvent influencer leur vie et participent ainsi directement aux activités de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • En 1993, comenzamos EcA Para ello: Sensibilizamos al medio empresarial y los capacitamos. Inlcuimos a las personas con discapacidad intelectual en el puesto. Realizamos un seguimiento sistematizado para facilitar su permanencia y promoción. Mas de 160 jóvenes ya fueron incluidos. Mas del 85% conserva su puesto de trabajo. El programa nace en el año 1993, con los siguientes objetivos: Insertar al joven con discapacidad al mundo laboral; Favorecer el desarrollo de sus capacidades; Concienciar a...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 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
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