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  • 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
  • When Bitange Ndemo became permanent secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communications in 2005, he was well aware of the difficulty Kenyans faced when they tried to get information from the government. He knew that easier access to government data on topics ranging from demographics to education could help spur innovation in business and technology and help drive the country’s economic growth. The Official Secrets Act under former President Daniel arap Moi had long...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • For nearly two decades now UNDP has been supporting developing countries’ capacities to better understand and monitor aid flows channelled to them. Upon demand from governments and donors, UNDP has assisted national authorities, especially in the Africa region, in setting up the first generation of Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS), namely the Development Cooperation Analysis System (DCAS), which was used to track aid flows and produce annual or bi-annual national development...
    UNDP Capacity is Development: Stories of Institutions 2010
  • The aim of the Living Labs initiative is to create and enhance an innovation-driven development process in rural communities, as a major driving force for sustainable development, strengthen the innovation policy, and strategic alliances for improving the livelihoods and quality of life of rural communities in the world. The pilot consist of innovation environments in real-life settings, in which community-driven innovation is fully integrated within the co-creation process of new services,...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This is the story of developing capacities of small water service providers servicing poor urban and peri urban areas in the Philippines in order to improve their water service delivery role and help government meet its MDG targets. A few years back, the role of small water service providers (SWSPs) were not formally recognized, despite the fact that they deliver water to more than 40% of the total population in the Philippines, especially in poor urban, peri urban and rural areas. SWSPs can be...
    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
  • In 2009, as part of the CDF’s attempts to improve the capacity development support to central and municipal level, in cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government Administration, we undertook the assessment of municipal capacities to fulfil their mandate, pertinent to own and delegated competencies, as part of decentralisation. Despite the vast financial and human resources invested in Kosovo, progress in developing national capacities and strengthening public institutions has been...
    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
  • This case story elaborates on the achievements made in areas of improving sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia through a capacity development initiative. This involved promotion of a community-led sanitation approach to influence behaviour of rural communities to stop open defecation and adopt safe sanitation and hygiene practices. Ethiopia is one of the Sub-Saran African countries with low access to sanitation and hygiene. According to the country sanitation report (2008), only half of its...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Autrefois, les populations au Burkina Faso étaient peu impliquées dans le développement de leur communauté. Aujourd’hui, ce sont elles qui décident des priorités et des investissements nécessaires. À la base de ce changement, il y a les plans communaux de développement. Les populations doivent pouvoir participer aux décisions les concernant. En jouant un rôle actif, elles se rendent compte qu’elles peuvent influencer leur vie et participent ainsi directement aux activités de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • IRRI-PETRRA project developed a model research-education linkage was developed amongst farmers, NGOs, universities and national-international agricultural research institutes that ensured pro-poor impact on the livelihoods of the poor farmers. Farmers' demand was used to conduct graduate research (MS & PhD) by university teachers and NGO practitioners jointly. PETRRA, an IRRI managed and DFID funded, agricultural research and PETRRA project was implemented in Bangladesh for five years...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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
  • This case story is a reflection on the cooperative efforts of the national parliaments of the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa in the reduction of small arms. Few other regions in the world have been hit so hard by so many wars and domestic conflicts as the countries in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa over the past fifteen years. Traders and brokers of small arms cool-headedly spotted the opportunities in these regions. Local demand was huge as many militia and rebel groups...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • El CELS –apoyado en su experiencia de trabajo con clínicas jurídicas de derechos humanos desde hace más de una década- y las Universidades Columbia y Católica Nuestra Señora de Asunción, de Paraguay, han diseñado, formalizado y consolidado dos clínicas jurídicas de derechos humanos, que garantizan el desarrollo de dos fines: la formación de los profesores y alumnos en técnicas jurídicas de defensa y protección de derechos humanos en la práctica y la posibilidad de instancias idóneas de...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • El Centro de Diagnóstico de Sanidad Animal, (CDSA) de SENASA no tenía condiciones para iniciar diagnósticos en sanidad aviar, ni personal entrenado, por esta razón se vio por conveniente solicitar a Argentina su apoyo para capacitar a profesionales peruanos en esta materia. El proyecto contó con la asesoría de expertos de la Universidad de la Plata de Argentina que trabajaron por 4 años. Fue un proyecto de triangulación con Japón. Al finalizar el proyecto, SENASA cuenta con personal...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The RCB Project is a 5 year donor funded development intervention which has its genesis in South- South collaboration and is based participatory approaches and innovative methodologies. The project is funded to an amount of USD 10.5m by the CIDA. Palama established effective partnerships based on mutual respect and cooperation with 3 partner Management Development Institutes (MDIs) and the donor, CIDA. This is a South South multi-country project involving the donor through trilateral...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • This initiative focuses on creating and using knowledge transfer mechanisms and share debt management models and protocols by continuously exchanging experiences across countries in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Debt Management Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides the necessary resources for: i) facilitating shared research in the subject area and knowledge transfer activities among participating countries, including south-south cooperation...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • 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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