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  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a relatively new nation, with half of its population under the age of 18 years. Responding to the Youth Crisis tells the story of how the RMI government, with assistance from ADB, set out to strengthen domestic capacity to improve services for youth in the Marshalls. The case highlights the importance of participatory processes and describes how an innovative approach to outsourcing youth welfare services to civil service providers was introduced....
    ADB Capacity Development in the Pacific 2008
  • When Mohamed Abdel Salam El-Mahgoub became governor of Alexandria in 1997, he took charge of a storied Egyptian city on the verge of collapse. Garbage and trash lined streets that were clogged with traffic. Roads, highways, water and sanitation systems required urgent repair. Corrupt municipal employees exacted costly bribes for business licenses and building permits. The city’s economy had slowed, as investors, put off by the city’s fading infrastructure and...
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Organizational Self-Assessment and Transformation Program represents a fundamental departure from top-down, expatriate-driven capacity building. Empowering Iraqi Government officials with the tools and knowledge to improve their skills, pursue excellence, and transform their organizations from within, it has achieved unprecedented success and expanded five-fold since inception. The Iraqi Minister of Oil has seen immense challenges these past years as his Ministry has struggled to reinvent...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The project helped to develop the nationwide Government of Georgia Network (GGN), which offers a reliable e-network to connect remote agencies. GGN provides a swift and effective exchange of information between citizens and government organizations. “E-governance” was an exotic notion to most Georgians in 2006, when the Office of the State Minister on Reforms Coordination launched the nationwide Government of Georgia Network (GGN) initiative. The GGN offers a reliable network to...
    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
  • After a protracted civil war ended in 2003, Liberia’s government began the costly and complex task of rebuilding. During the early years, philanthropies and foundations stepped forward to help but often worked on isolated projects that had little to do with Liberia’s broader needs. In addition, some donors duplicated the efforts of others or, worse, worked at cross-purposes. At the same time, government capacity was severely strained. Many experienced and skilled civil servants had...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • Between 1986 and 2008, direct tax revenue collected by Ghana’s Internal Revenue Service nearly doubled as a proportion of the country’s gross domestic product. This case study offers an account of organizational change within the IRS during that period. When the agency became autonomous from the rest of the Ghanaian civil service in 1986, its leaders recruited a large number of accountants and lawyers, raised salaries by 50%-100% and instituted a collective bonus system...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2011
  • During the past decade, the World Aquarium’s Conservation for the Oceans Foundation (CFTO), has convened multistakeholder groups worldwide to find solutions to environmental and economic sustainability issues. CFTO supports these activities with up to a $2,500 grant, which is matched by other local organizations, enabling activity continuation. India: Establishment of Ramsar Sites and Sustainable Aquaculture Workshops – 2009 & 2010 The state of Kerala is the home to one of the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Natural Disaster Risk Management Program (NDRMP), jointly offered by the World Bank Institute and Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative, consists of distance learning courses that promote proactive disaster risk management practices The program has been implemented since 2006 and online courses are still ongoing. A click can make a difference. We are living in a digital world where new knowledge and technologies have become accessible to more people. The advancement in technology paved the...
    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
  • Through a seven-year capacity development support directed to the municipality as an organization, and to the Mayor (the leader of the organization), SNV Benin has significantly contributed to transform this little municipality of 100,000 inhabitants into a place where populations can now hope for a better future. The Story:If the municipality of Klouekanme is often cited as one of the most promising municipalities in Benin despite its poverty, it is certainly (at least partly) because of the...
    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
  • 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
  • Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and poverty reduction objectives of developing countries requires a substantially greater investment in capacity development. This translates into action at three levels: improving the skills of individuals, developing organizational processes and systems, and creating an enabling environment that can support the achievement of these goals. The process of planning and implementing strategies for strengthening capacity can seem overwhelming for...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2005
  • 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
  • The state of capacity-building in Rwanda is an outcome of historical developments during the colonial and post-colonial periods, the genocide of 1994, and developments in the post-1994 period.  This report summarizes key study findings and presents them as lessons from experience and best practices from Rwanda. For the complete case story, please see the PDF file attached below.
    Other collections 2003
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