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  • When Momo Rogers became director general of Liberia’s Cabinet Secretariat in June 2009, he thought the office could begin to support President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her team of ministers much more effectively than it had done previously. Cabinet offices generally aimed to improve the quality of decision making and coordination at the center of government. That function was especially important in Liberia, where President Sirleaf wanted to advance an ambitious development agenda—...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Education is a priority sector for the Zambian government. In support of the delivery of accessible quality education, SNV Zambia is engaged with Ministry of Education through a Memorandum of Understanding that addresses selected targets as stipulated in the National Implementation Framework 2008-2010 based on the Education and Skills Development Chapter of the Fifth National Development Plan. In this agreement SNV provides technical assistance towards decentralization processes, strengthening...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • In 2007, SNV changed its strategy to increase impact through seven core elements. One of these is defining clients as part of an Actor Constellation, and helping to strengthen micro-macro linkages to accelerate impact on poverty and governance. This has resulted in the development of Actor Constellation Maps for each thematic area (tourism, education, health, and so on). Within the context of this shift in our approach, SNV Ghana moved away from single client engagement to multi-stakeholder...
    SNV Case story collection 2007
  • With financial assistance from the Irish embassy and the embassy of the kingdom of The Netherlands, SNV supports since 2007 fruit marketing cooperatives in Southern Ethiopia. SNV strengthens the cooperatives through facilitating business to business arrangements, business planning and improved operational management, and access to critical services. Results of the support to two fruit cooperatives with a focus on respectively mango and highland fruits are described. Both cooperatives had...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • La metodología implementada en Uruguay por el PDL ART facilitó el incremento y generación de capacidades a nivel local y nacional siendo una de las claves del éxito de la expansión territorial del Programa y de su sustentabilidad en un país de renta media. La iniciativa ART es una modalidad de cooperación internacional para promover un nuevo multilateralismo. Se trata de una herramienta metodológica para facilitar la colaboración entre múltiples actores sobre un mismo territorio, a partir de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO) launched a project (UNDP). HEDO approached the work by social mobilization to change the attitudes of the community about the benefits can get from the forest without timber felling. HEDO introduced to the community to get believable benefits from the forest without timber felling. The villages around the forest was there off grid of the electricity area.They had not have opportunity to access any electrical instrument there. By implementing...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    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
  • In 2006, Saidi Mwema, Tanzania's newly appointed Inspector General of Police, launched a long-term reform program that sought to address the rising incidence of crime, the negative public perception of the police, and the lack of police personnel and resources.  The police service suffered from decades of financial neglect and a poor reputation.  Its initial mandate emphasized regime policing, which oriented the police toward maintaining law and order for the protection of the...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • 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
  • Following the floods and cyclones of 2000 and 2001 in Mozambique, the government set in motion a post-flood reconstruction programme, quickly revealing its leadership as well as its ability to rally the international community and perform a number of functions efficiently and transparently. Strong government commitment to programme goals provided the incentive for donors to pledge significant resources and agree to work largely through the national system, including the government’s...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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,...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • The national budget of the Government of Rwanda (GoR) is highly dependent on external funding or aid, from donors and other sources. In 2007 the net Official Development Assistance (ODA)1 was USD 713 million. Following the aftermath of the 1994 civil war and genocide, the government looked towards its multilateral partners for support in developing a system to more effectively manage and coordinate aid. The UN were perceived as an appropriate trusted, neutral partner for (i) the provision of...
    UNDP Capacity is Development: Stories of Institutions 2010
  • El gobierno actual se propuso desarrollar una gestión pública incluyente y culturalmente sensible hacia los pueblos indígenas. El PNUD, articulado con organizaciones de los pueblos indígenas y ONGs que desarrollan tareas en comunidades indígenas, propició un proceso de fortalecimiento de capacidades en estes públicos. Al inicio del periodo 2008/2013 se comenzó a vislumbrar en la agenda pública un discurso altamente incluyente hacia los pueblos indígenas. Sin embargo, se han evidenciado...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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
  • Despite the overall complex and unsettled legal, policy and administrative local strategic planning set up in BiH, a noteworthy step towards a more systematic and advanced local development planning has been accomplished through the creation of a knowledge tool, enabling tailored municipal development planning capacity assessment. The ILDP is a joint project of UNDP BiH and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation implemented with the BiH Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees, entity...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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