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  • During the 1990s, conflict of interest scandals in Brazil weakened public trust in civil servants and rendered many competitive processes like procurement, privatization and employment inefficient and ineffective. In 1999, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso created a Public Ethics Commission to confront these problems. Led by João Geraldo Piquet Carneiro, a Brazilian lawyer, the commission developed and implemented the Code of Conduct for Senior Government Officials. Piquet...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • This project included three innovative tours where farmers learned from farmers and saw with their own eyes different cocoa management techniques, both in the field and at the administrative level. The monitoring and evaluation strategy included base line and end line surveys to assess the positive impacts of the tours. Ecuador is known for unique fine flavor cocoa that is principally grown by small-scale poor farmers. Cocoa is a native tree crop that provides important environmental services...
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • IUCN co-authored Pakistan's National Conservation Strategy (NCS) with the Government of Pakistan Known primarily as the author of the policy document, the National Conservation Strategy (NCS) which it co-authored with the Government of Pakistan, IUCN Pakistan took the initiative to put environment on the agenda of development bureaucrats. This 400-page document was prepared by a team of experts over a period of three years in 1992 involving more than 3000 people in training and consultation...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The distinguishing character of post-conflict states is the pervasive capacity needs that call for innovative solutions that meet short term needs, infusing skilled expertise, and support to the formulation of a long-term strategy while building the soft skills that foster dialogue and consensus-building. Liberia’s civil war resulted in enormous destruction: government buildings, schools, bridges, businesses, ministries, hospitals and homes. Similarly, key capacity building institutions...
    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
  • El Centro de Diagnóstico de Sanidad Animal, (CDSA) de SENASA no tenía condiciones para iniciar diagnósticos en sanidad aviar, ni personal entrenado, por esta razón se vio por conveniente solicitar a Argentina su apoyo para capacitar a profesionales peruanos en esta materia. El proyecto contó con la asesoría de expertos de la Universidad de la Plata de Argentina que trabajaron por 4 años. Fue un proyecto de triangulación con Japón. Al finalizar el proyecto, SENASA cuenta con personal...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • En Latinoamérica tradicionalmente la actividad forestal tuvo carácter extractivo y selectivo en las selvas, generando alta vulnerabilidad de los recursos forestales nativos con mayor valor comercial, tales como Cedrela lilloi y Cedrela balansae. En la Selva Tucumano-Boliviana, gran parte de sus poblaciones están sujetas a severos procesos de fragmentación y degradación, requiriendo de la cooperación técnica entre Argentina y Bolivia para evaluar el estado de conservación de estos recursos y...
    South-South Opportunity 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
  • Targeted Public Distribution System in India, which provides foodgrains to poorest section of society is infested by several loopholes leading to starvation and malnutrition. A breakthrough in the existing scenario was brought by introducing one time direct bulk distribution of foodgrains to the beneficiaries in 240 villages of Nasik District. It is estimated that one-third of the world's poor live in India with food security as one of their major concerns. Unfortunately this widespread...
    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
  • 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
  • The RCB Project is a 5 year donor funded development intervention which has its genesis in South- South collaboration and is based participatory approaches and innovative methodologies. The project is funded to an amount of USD 10.5m by the CIDA. Palama established effective partnerships based on mutual respect and cooperation with 3 partner Management Development Institutes (MDIs) and the donor, CIDA. This is a South South multi-country project involving the donor through trilateral...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • A growing body of evidence suggests that learning and cooperation among developing nations is increasing in both frequency and complexity and expanding from just economic cooperation to include a variety of topics: health, education, communication, research, and development. Due to shared backgrounds and challenges, people in developing nations are banding together as peers to find new and innovative solutions to development issues. Reviews of technical cooperation suggest that South-South...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2007
  • 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
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