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  • 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
  • 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
  • The Tsunami combined with the end of the 30-year conflict in 2005 had a significant impact on the Provincial Government. The theme of the recovery was to build back better, however the challenge has been to sustain the recovery in which the Government and international community invested over $6 billion. When the Tsunami hit Aceh in 2004, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) developed a strategy to rebuild back Aceh better than before the Tsunami. However, thirty years of conflict had severely...
    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
  • 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
  • The process of preparing PRSPs has served as an opportunity for enhancing participation and civic engagement in national policy-making processes in many countries. In some cases, they have helped develop other capacities just by dint of their rigour and requirements. The PRSP for the Republic of Yemen is a case in point; preparation called for the government to upgrade its capabilities in a number of areas. In the process, it seeded a new, more inclusive culture of policy-making, and helped...
    Other collections 2003
  • When Daviz Simango took office in 2003 as the mayor of Beira, Mozambique’s second most prominent city, the odds were stacked against him. A member of the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO, or the Mozambique Resistance Movement), Simango was one of just five opposition mayors in the country.  Mozambique’s long and bitter civil war between RENAMO, a guerrilla movement at the time, and the ruling party, the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO, or the Liberation...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • 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
  • In recognition of the Palestinian Ministry of Health’s commitment to reform, The Flagship Project tailored a self-assessment approach and supported the development of an Institutional Development Plan for the MoH. The process yielded positive results and helped unite all actors behind a comprehensive plan for reform driven by the Ministry. Sustainability of health sector reform is particularly challenging in environments where state institutions are weak or not fully established due to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This is a story of how Ecological Sanitation has changed peoples’ lives in three poor communities in the Philippines and how the partnership between a Local Government Unit and an NGO that share a common desire to help the poor can bring about social change in communities. Three low-income, water-scarce communities in San Fernando City, La Union Province in northern Philippines adopted Ecological Sanitation (Ecosan) in 2004 and successfully improved their health and environment conditions...
    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
  • A group of 36 youth – initially unconvinced – were trained in Behavior Change Communication and engaged as Social Mobilisers for a large Solid Waste Management Project. Having worked intensively they grew confident and responsible. They organized themselves and built up an institution and resolved to be the guardian of local development. Kolkata Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (KSWMIP) meant for six municipalities in Hooghly has a strong social component for motivating...
    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
  • The participation principle in MERET-PLUS is based on active participation of communities practiced at several levels of the communities. Active involvement of the community has enabled the community to take decisions, to organize and manage their work while sorting out differences between the various types of activities. Since 1980, the World Food Programme (WFP) has supported rural land rehabilitation in Ethiopia through the MERET Project, formerly known as ETH/2488, addressing the root...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 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
  • Guatemala was the first country to approach Germany and Mexico requesting assistance to achieve institutional strengthening and capacity development in integrated solid waste management. A first generation of the GIRESOL Network in Guatemala was formed in 2007 by help of Mexican and international experts. In a second phase, seven Guatemalan environmental promoters from the first generation were trained in Mexico as instructors who then capacitated a second generation of solid waste experts in...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Facilitating persons with disabilities (PWDs) and their groups/organizations in the context of disability and development, APCD provides training and information support based on its network in the Asia and Pacific region. Particularly, APCD’s approach is to mobilize resources at all levels (individual, organizational, and societal) in collaboration with over 30 focal point organizations (government ministries/agencies in charge of disability) and around 200 associate organizations (self-...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The Star Mountain Investment Holding Limited (SMIHL) is a Papua New Guinean (PNG) landowner holding company operating in Western Province, in the shadows of the huge Ok Tedi mine. From Dependency to Sustainability documents how the mine area community, with the help of experienced PNG facilitators, mobilized three generations of mine stakeholders and enhanced their capacity to support sustainable economic development in the years leading up to and beyond the closure of the mine. The initiative...
    ADB Capacity Development in the Pacific 2008
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