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  • El propósito del programa es consolidar un modelo innovador, sostenible y escalable de provisión de servicios básicos y de mejoramiento habitacional, capaz de organizar la demanda (vecinos) y adecuar la oferta (empresas, estado) a través de la participación comunitaria y la inclusión social. The Story:La Fundación Pro Vivienda Social (FPVS) fue creada en 1992 por iniciativa de dirigentes de empresas comprometidos con valores de solidaridad y responsabilidad social. Su misión es contribuir a la...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The People First Network, or PFnet, is an initiative providing email access through innovative, low-cost technology. Remote locations across the Solomon Islands connect to the Internet using a simple computer, short-wave radio and solar power. The network helps communities keep in touch, participate in governance, find educational opportunities and generate new sources of income. This case illustrates how IT innovations can build on available local resources, making technology work for less...
    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
  • 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
  • Se propuso fortalecer capacidades de instituciones responsables del proceso de recuperación, facilitando la articulación de actores e iniciativas. Se brindó asistencia técnica promoviendo dinámicas de coordinación, sensibilización y capacitación; y enfoques de riesgo y género en instrumentos de decisión. Esta experiencia se desarrolla en las provincias de Ica, Pisco, Chincha y Cañete impactadas por el sismo de 7.9° (ML), ocurrido el 15 de agosto del 2007. La región posee una significativa...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Somos una cooperativa que recupera residuos sólidos urbanos, fomenta el reciclaje y ahorro de recursos. En plena crisis económica-política nacional, quedamos excluidos del sistema y debimos revolver la basura para poder comer. Decidimos organizarnos como cooperativa y trabajar todos juntos para superar la crisis. En 1989 nueve mujeres sin techo que revolvíamos basura en la calle nos juntamos para conseguir pastillas anticonceptivas. Todas comíamos de las bolsas de basura para sobrevivir, y...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Between 1999 and 2001, the powerful Directorate of Public Service Management in Botswana decentralized personnel authority to line ministries.  This process was critical in enabling ministries to be more efficient while also allowing the directorate to focus on more substantive issues concerning the public service.  The Botswana case demonstrates three components that contributed to the successful devolving of responsibility from a central public service ministry:  1) the...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • By redirecting development assistance to local levels, capacity development can continue even amidst prolonged warfare and the collapse of a government. This was the case in Afghanistan in the 1990s, when external support could not be provided in the traditional manner through an established central authority. So UNDP began working with communities and supporting civil society organizations providing critical services. Staying engaged instead of disassociating from a...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • A decade after the former British protectorate of Somaliland severed ties with the rest of Somalia and declared independence, the fledgling state took the next steps toward democracy by holding direct elections. This transition occurred over the course of four years and three elections, during which the people of Somaliland elected district councils in 2002, a president and vice president in 2003, and a parliament in 2005. Somaliland’s democratic elections, the first in the Horn...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • The CSNP is a learning initiative amongst 13 African church partners of PYM Aid Norway. Highly participatory annual meetings, complemented by visits between partners, have enabled considerable learning to take place and more importantly be applied in practice. This has had catalytic knock-on effects on networking outside CSNP. This case study shows the value of strong local ownership and facilitation in South-South learning.
    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
  • Parliaments play a crucial role in improving governance and public service delivery. Those countries with strong parliamentary oversight have been able to shape policy directions and priorities. This article explores the growing role of parliaments in crafting poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs) since the process was first launched in 1999. Although the parliaments of many developing countries still have a long way to go before they will maximize their ability to strengthen the outcomes...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2008
  • After Liberia’s 14-year civil war ended in 2003, the government began to overhaul its security sector. The Liberia National Police (LNP), whose capacity was ravaged and reputation tarnished during the war, sought to improve its services and build the community’s trust. Gender-sensitive reform at the LNP was high on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s agenda, given low numbers of women in the security sector and high rates of sexual and gender-based violence. ...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • The regional government improved its internal working and incorporated the UN and other humanitarian community in its own meeting regime for Early Recovery coordination. The system set up three years ago is still functioning; long after the exit of UN coordination staff. It took UNDP over six months of lobbying. After the with drawl of UNOCHA on conclusion of relief phase in mid 2006, the responsibility of coordination fell on the government, with UNDP providing necessary assistance. The ad hoc...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Participants acquired the needed experiences to develop action plan further more an RFP for the implementing of e-procurement was crafted. Furthermore, they realized the need for systematic training, and an institution for purchase and supplies management (JIPS) should be established. The participants organized seminar to launch the (JIPS). In cooperation with UNDP Jordan, Jordan started implementing electronic government Procurement system (eGP) early 2009. During the assessment phase project...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The results are already apparent, as teachers and students are engaging in a wide range of educational activities that integrate technology, curriculum-based collaborative projects. they collaborating to share their experiences and enhance their technical and pedagogical skills, which have empowered them to use creativity in their daily lessons. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has realized the importance of focusing on the human capital development factors in line with the future knowledge-...
    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
  • After about five years of learning by doing, mobilizing internal political coalitions, reforming and streamlining government structures, accumulating and nurturing a critical mass of technocrats in key civil service positions, the government of Uganda gradually institutionalized policy management in general and capacity building in particular. This report presents lessons of experience and best practices distilled from this latter period.
    Other collections 2003
  • 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
  • Barefoot College trains rural, uneducated (illiterate and semi-literate) women to build, install, maintain, and repair solar electrification systems for off-grid electrification. Participants from developing countries (mostly in Africa) are trained in six months at the Barefoot campus in Tilonia, Rajasthan. After completing the course, the equipment the women build is shipped to their villages where it is used to electrify the houses and schools in the community.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
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