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  • El gobierno actual se propuso desarrollar una gestión pública incluyente y culturalmente sensible hacia los pueblos indígenas. El PNUD, articulado con organizaciones de los pueblos indígenas y ONGs que desarrollan tareas en comunidades indígenas, propició un proceso de fortalecimiento de capacidades en estes públicos. Al inicio del periodo 2008/2013 se comenzó a vislumbrar en la agenda pública un discurso altamente incluyente hacia los pueblos indígenas. Sin embargo, se han evidenciado...
  • En 2007, la comunidad de San Pedro, al norte del país, fue arrasada por incendios forestales. 200 familias perdieron sus fuentes de ingreso (agricultura de renta y consumo). En este escenario, agravado por problemas de tenencia de la tierra, se logró recuperar la capacidad de subsistencia y fuentes de ingreso, mejorando la calidad de vida de los pobladores. En el año 2007, se vivió en Paraguay una grave e inesperada situación considerada una de las primeras manifestaciones del cambio climático...
  • 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...
  • Between 2008-2009, UNDP supported KIA to run a series of one week courses in Peace Building and Conflict Management. The objective was to train administrative officers and to prepare them to subsequently train staff and community members. The resounding result was that 737 officers were trained in 27 sessions. The Story of the Peace Building and Conflict Management Course at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) can be traced back to 2007, when a Kenyan delegation comprising of senior...
  • In 2004, a shift occurred at 11 schools in urban Jamaica; they were introduced to the Balanced Scorecard—a strategic planning tool usually used by corporations. Through participatory planning processes and strategy implementation, they experienced new, breakthrough results. This study focuses on the successes of one dynamic public girls’ school. Through the initiative of a small facilitation firm, Growth Facilitators, in Kingston, Jamaica, 11 public and private schools were...
  • In 2007, SNV changed its strategy to increase impact through seven core elements. One of these is defining clients as part of an Actor Constellation, and helping to strengthen micro-macro linkages to accelerate impact on poverty and governance. This has resulted in the development of Actor Constellation Maps for each thematic area (tourism, education, health, and so on). Within the context of this shift in our approach, SNV Ghana moved away from single client engagement to multi-stakeholder...
  • Water filtration systems, coastal bunds and other technologies that are tailored to the conditions and needs of local communities can help reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts like increased saltwater intrusion caused by sea level rise or storm surges, or more frequent and severe drought. A key challenge, however, is ensuring such technologies are properly operated and maintained. The partners of the AdaptCap project, a European Commission-financed initiative implemented with coastal...
  • When Momo Rogers became director general of Liberia’s Cabinet Secretariat in June 2009, he thought the office could begin to support President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her team of ministers much more effectively than it had done previously. Cabinet offices generally aimed to improve the quality of decision making and coordination at the center of government. That function was especially important in Liberia, where President Sirleaf wanted to advance an ambitious development agenda—...
  • 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...
  • Forests and forest land cover 54% of the country‟s surface and are a very important natural resource in Montenegro. The average growing stock on the forest and forest land amounts to 100 m3 per hectare. One third of the forests and forest land is privately owned and predominantly scattered in small holdings. Private owned forests are in poorer condition than those that are state owned. In spite of this, forests play an important role in mitigation of rural poverty, as well as the rural and...
  • Descentralización territorial y Participación Ciudadana, desafíos para un país de renta media caracterizado por 150 años de centralismo. El cambio exitoso de política institucional radica en el respeto y reconocimiento de las identidades locales. El Proyecto I pretendió contribuir con ello. Uruguay, país de ingreso medio con 3 millones de habitantes, se postuló para ser uno de los ocho países piloto en la experiencia “Unidos en la Acción” (2007-2010), el único de Latinoamérica. Esta...
  • Built the capacity of 4 CBOs in 4 districts to select and build the capacity of 120 youth peer leaders aged 16 to 25 to communicate messages of SRH & HIV prevention and positive behavior to their peers. Four youth centres were established for youth to access these services. Sri Lanka with an estimated population of 20 million comprises of 28% young persons in the age group of 10-24 years. This includes 19.7% between the ages of 10-19 (adolescents). The school curriculum does not provide...
  • 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...
  • As Indonesia is one of the most prone countries to disasters, DRR efforts have to be implemented in a systematic and holistic approach. It has to be integrated into development process including on education. Thus, mainstreaming DRR into national education system is a must to build the capacity of community. Indonesia is a country with great potential to sustain geologic, biologic, hydrometeorologic, environmental, technological and social disasters. Global climate change has also begun to show...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Management Support to Provinces is a comprehensive process for building management and leadership capacity at the provincial level that started years ago. Components of the program include coaching, communication infrastructure, training, networking and acknowledgments. This has produced well-performing teams that are able to deliver services often against overwhelming odds. The purpose of the initiative Management Support to Provinces (MSP) is to build the capacity of Provincial Health...
  • Attention to process is key to capacity enhancement. The Brazilian state of Ceará, with the assistance of the World Bank, applied the “accelerating results together” (ART) methodology to develop and implement poverty reduction plans using cross-functional and cross-organizational teams. In this case, three teams jointly led by state secretaries and Bank leaders focused on reducing infant mortality rates, improving primary education, and maximizing income opportunities for the poor....
  • 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...
  • 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...