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  • UNDP and the Ministry of Finance developed the Development Assistance Co-ordination Unit project to establish a co-ordination unit in the Ministry of Finance. The underlying objective was to support the Government of Malawi to localise and implement the principles of the PD and the AAA. In 2008, with the support of the Aid Effectiveness Advisor, the Debt and Aid Division of the Malawi Ministry of Finance established an aid co-ordination unit. The Aid Advisor initiated and institutionalized all...
    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
  • In 1996, Mongolia’s newly elected government, led by a group of market-oriented politicians, decided to reform civil service on the New Zealand New Public Management model, which required managers to sign contracts promising results in exchange for freedom to spend their budgets as they chose. The reforms were intended to modernize a civil service that, while legally changed since democratization in 1990, retained many of the characteristics, and staff, of the previous Soviet-modeled...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • President Suharto of Indonesia (1967-1998) presided over one of the most corrupt regimes of the 20th century.  For over three decades, the political and financial interests of Suharto's family, cronies and allies in the military dictated the policies of the Indonesian state.  Nevertheless, a handful of public officials attempted to rationalize, improve and clean up the way government worked.  Emil Salim and Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, both cabinet ministers under Suharto, were two...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • The Government of Japan has been supporting capacity development through the World Bank for 17 years. It has provided grants under its Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Fund to support graduate scholarships, training activities, and preparation and implementation of loans and credits. Various evaluations have shown all three types of assistance to be effective, and grants to support project preparation in particular have generally been judged highly successful, because they have...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2008
  • Haiti has been ranked among the most corrupt nations for the past several years in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.1 This fragile low-income country has a long history of political instability, poverty, and inequality. In 2005 the interim government of President Boniface Alexandre asked for the World Bank Institute’s support in Haiti’s efforts to address institutional vulnerabilities and improve governance. The government created a semi-autonomous...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2007
  • The process of preparing PRSPs has served as an opportunity for enhancing participation and civic engagement in national policy-making processes in many countries. In some cases, they have helped develop other capacities just by dint of their rigour and requirements. The PRSP for the Republic of Yemen is a case in point; preparation called for the government to upgrade its capabilities in a number of areas. In the process, it seeded a new, more inclusive culture of policy-making, and helped...
    Other collections 2003
  • Kuralai Baimenova and other disabled people united and organized NGO the “Society of Protection of Paralyzed People of Aktobe city, Kazakhstan” to help themselves. In the last ten years their organization has become a support center for more than 1200 disabled people and their families. The Society of Protection of Paralyzed People of Aktobe city, Kazakhstan is a non-governmental organization that was registered ten years ago in Aktobe, the center of the north-western part of...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Citizen Government Engagement has proved a great tool for promoting community action.  SRLP was established in 2006 and spans a period of five years (2006-2010). The project initially targeted selected deprived districts in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions of Ghana, where poverty was most endemic specifically ten (10) districts and thirty-seven (37) communities in these three (3) regions until the end of 2008. Subsequently in 2009, SRLP took over other districts in the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El Ecosistema Sabana Camagüey (ESC) - es una de las áreas más ricas en biodiversidad en el Caribe. Para enfrentar el reto del desarrollo turístico y proteger la biodiversidad en el ESC, se consideró la necesidad de otorgar prioridad al desarrollo de capacidades endógenas. El Ecosistema Sabana Camagüey (ESC) ocupa una franja de aproximadamente 465 km a lo largo de la costa norte de Cuba. Incluye cuencas hidrográficas (19 000 km2) y un archipiélago compuesto por más de 2500 cayos (3 400 km2). A...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Ukraine faces one of the world’s fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics. Glimpsing the potential enormity of the impact on present and future generations, it has turned to UNDP’s Leadership for Results Programme, used around the world to shift perspectives and develop the capacity to take action. The strategy is simple yet effective: bring together key change agents and influential community members; offer them the opportunity to respond to the epidemic in a deeper and more systematic...
    Other collections 2003
  • In 2000, Jordan produced a National Agenda 21, as well as the country’s first environmental impact assessment guidelines. It also became the first country in the Arab region to prepare a National Environmental Information Strategy and a National Awareness, Education and Communication Strategy, using the Agenda 21 methodology. Jordan harnessed the powers of ICT and used participatory planning techniques to mobilize local capacities, build new development concepts, and bring together groups...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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
  • 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
  • The financial crisis of 1997 created new challenges and brought to the surface issues that those involved in development and specifically in managing aid partnerships in Indonesia have debated for a decade. Interpretations of the causes of the financial crisis include: the country over-relying on sources of foreign finance; foreign agencies over-extending their influence in national decision making processes; and a lack of transparency and accountability in decisions-making and allocation of...
    UNDP Capacity is Development: Stories of Institutions 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
  • UNDP supported Al-Madinah municipality to establish an urban observatory network that proved instrumental in anchoring development planning at the provincial level around quantitative and qualitative urban indicators covering all sectors of the economy. For Saudi Arabia, as for the rest of the Islamic world, Al-Madinah is the second holiest city after Makkah. The significance of the city stems from the fact that it was the first capital in the history of Islam; it was founded over 14 centuries...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Hub is a global network of spaces and communities that give social innovators access to the facilities, knowledge and connections they need to grow their initiatives. Hubs create fluid, inclusive, stimulating environments of collaboration and support in order to convene, connect, facilitate and strengthen diverse social and entrepreneurial initiatives. The Hub began when a group of architects, designers and social innovators from the UK worked alongside a community in Soweto - using...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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