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  • La cooperación Sur-Sur contribuye a crear responsabilidad compartida y solidaridad entre los países vecinos donde sus especialistas conocen la realidad económica, cultural y social. Es la primera CSS con Colombia sobre temas en los cuales Costa Rica tiene amplia experiencia y liderazgo, y con concurrencia de públicas y privadas. Se pretendió afianzar la relación Costa Rica – Colombia, construyendo conjuntamente un programa bilateral CSS sólido y permanente.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Environmental resilience and improved quality of life are development issues that require regional cooperation. The entry point is Social forestry or forestry for the people, as a participatory concept and tool which not only integrate biological and socio-economic diversity prevailing in the area, but is also responsive to subsistence and development needs of rural and non-rural communities. It recognizes capacity building as key for growth among African countries to enhance awareness,...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • La creación de la Región del Trifinio implicó la institucionalización de un proceso de cooperación Sur –Sur iniciado en 1988 por El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras, quienes a partir de las experiencias y aprendizajes de la gestión conjunta realizada en el marco del Plan Trifinio, avanzan en consolidar un entidad trinacional que redefinió a las fronteras como zonas de integración y desarrollo, y al reconocer la zona como una entidad indivisible, postuló que solo la acción conjunta y...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • A small NGO, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), led an initiative to challenge local government functionaries on disbursements of drought relief funds, and ended up carrying out one of the most energetic civil society campaigns in recent Indian history. It began with researchers sifting for information on projected disbursements as they appeared in government records. These were then corroborated by asking labourers and villagers how much they had actually received, or whether construction...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • In 2006, Liberia’s only functioning seaport was a quagmire, riddled by corruption, cargo theft, and a glut of untrained workers. These problems combined to slow the delivery of relief supplies that were badly needed after a 14-year civil war, which had ended three years earlier. A battle site, the Freeport of Monrovia suffered from war damage and years of neglect. It was in danger of shutting down completely. The responsibility to upgrade the infrastructure and improve...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Of the 14,700 internally displaced families who left the 65 camps and transitional shelters, the MSS/UNDP Dialogue Teams supported in 2009 10,000 families, comprising 70,000 individuals, through preparatory meetings, community dialogues and mediations. No major incidents were reported despite complex political, social and administrative challenges. The dismissal of one-third of the army and prolonged social tensions and political divisions led to the civil unrest in 2006/ 2007. By the time...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • NCP development is an example of how local strategies can be strengthened from national structures without imposing concepts. Provincial strategies based on local concepts including socio cultural factors against homophobia and discrimination of people living with AIDS (PLWA) were reinforced systematically and continuously by NCP during a 12-year period. Since the onset of the HIV/aids epidemic in Cuba, the government gave strong emphasis to the research and control of the illness. A careful...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Case study describes creation of better business environment through regulatory reform. Based on participation platform, we coordinated public and private sector stakeholders, resulting in elimination of business regulations that impeded progress. Government commitment and transformational leadership lead to shifts in public administration mindset and strengthening of private sector. In 2006, Croatia faced bleak economic prospects due to unfavorable regulatory framework that impeded...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In 2007 the Uruguayan government set out to undertake a process of institutional reform regarding international aid management and geared towards increasing the impact of aid in national and regional development. During this process the program coordination settled for a strategy based upon partnerships with key agencies in the region, in the framework of south-south cooperation agreements.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • JICA-ASEAN Regional Cooperation Meeting (JARCOM) was a unique triangular cooperation framework in South-East Asia. Originally designed as a mechanism to formulate good quality SSC projects, it gradually evolved into a forum to discuss common development challenges in the region. While the northern donor stepped back as a facilitator, it’s all-stakeholder-participatory and transparent process enhanced the ownership of both recipients and providers. Peer pressures among ASEAN members...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Durante los últimos 10 años Colombia ha desarrollado un esquema de colocación de deuda basado en la experiencia internacional de los market makers o creadores de mercado. Para tal fin, se ha desarrollado toda un anormativa, estructura y estrategia que ha permitido el desarrollo del mercado de deuda local y le ha permitido a colombia mantener un alto estándar en cuanto a su financiamiento, tipo de deuda, plazos, etc.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • In order for regulatory business environment reform to be effective and improve the situation of female entrepreneurs, it does not only need sound policy but requires institutions that are capable of carrying out reforms and a social system willing to accept change. In end-2009, I led a cooperative research between UNIDO, ILO, the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnamese government that looked at the impact and relevance of reforms of the regulatory business...
    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
  • 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
  • SNV partnering with local actors within the livestock sector has facilitated the establishment of commercial partnerships between pastoralist communities and County councils. These partnerships have reduced inefficiencies along the value chain leading to the reconfiguration of the profits margins in favour of the Pastoralist producer groups. In Kenya, the livestock sub-sector accounts for approximately 10% of National GDP and 30% of agricultural GDP. It employs about 90% of the ASAL workforce....
    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
  • Le cas articule une approche programmatique et méthodologique encapsulant à la lois le développement des capacités des parties prenantes et l’influence de la prise de décision nationale. La conjugaison des opportunités et des mécanismes programmatiques a permis – au niveau sub-national – d’identifier et reconnaître les droits des communautés locales aux forêts et – au niveau national - d’amener la prise de décision à les consolider et à les institutionnaliser...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This case study shares the success of PEPY’s Child to Child Program, an initiative aimed at empowering children and young people to be change-makers in their own communities by identifying, learning about, and taking action on local problems affecting their daily lives. Capacity is development. At PEPY, we’ve seen this truth in both our successes and our failures. After PRA’s in our target areas in 2007, we learned that the education programs we had been doing for the past two...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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