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  • Kuralai Baimenova and other disabled people united and organized NGO the “Society of Protection of Paralyzed People of Aktobe city, Kazakhstan” to help themselves. In the last ten years their organization has become a support center for more than 1200 disabled people and their families. The Society of Protection of Paralyzed People of Aktobe city, Kazakhstan is a non-governmental organization that was registered ten years ago in Aktobe, the center of the north-western part of...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • An NGO helped 13 sex workers to build a robust organisation of over 7000 women, using a variety of innovative methods of capacity development including shadow leadership, OD interventions and other management systems, which led to reduction in HIV prevalence from 20 to 5 percent in six years. Swathi Mahila Sangha (SMS), a sex work collective was established in 2003 with the purpose of creating an organisation that would be able to address issues of sex workers. Initially SMS, with a membership...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Nanotechnology has enabled the synthesis of  molecular and atomic clusters that work like small machines -- a new generation of intelligent materials that are maintenance-free, efficient, reliable, contain no moving parts, do not create heat when operating, and are unaffected by weather.  This technology can be used to harness the energy of ocean waves and generate electricity. The proposed system would appear as a compound floating fabric of millions of tiny piezoelectric crystals...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This project included three innovative tours where farmers learned from farmers and saw with their own eyes different cocoa management techniques, both in the field and at the administrative level. The monitoring and evaluation strategy included base line and end line surveys to assess the positive impacts of the tours. Ecuador is known for unique fine flavor cocoa that is principally grown by small-scale poor farmers. Cocoa is a native tree crop that provides important environmental services...
    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
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This initiative aims to contribute to protecting the social security rights of migrant workers of the MERCOSUR countries, through the creation of a Single Data Base for Social Security Institutions (SDSI) in the MERCOSUR region. The purpose is to integrate the social security systems of the MERCOSUR countries by through developing and implementing a Data Transfer and Validation System (DTVS) to process retiree benefits under MERCOSUR’s Multilateral Social Security Agreement. The...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • In 2000, Jordan produced a National Agenda 21, as well as the country’s first environmental impact assessment guidelines. It also became the first country in the Arab region to prepare a National Environmental Information Strategy and a National Awareness, Education and Communication Strategy, using the Agenda 21 methodology. Jordan harnessed the powers of ICT and used participatory planning techniques to mobilize local capacities, build new development concepts, and bring together groups...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • The Government of Japan has been supporting capacity development through the World Bank for 17 years. It has provided grants under its Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Fund to support graduate scholarships, training activities, and preparation and implementation of loans and credits. Various evaluations have shown all three types of assistance to be effective, and grants to support project preparation in particular have generally been judged highly successful, because they have...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 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
  • A decade after the former British protectorate of Somaliland severed ties with the rest of Somalia and declared independence, the fledgling state took the next steps toward democracy by holding direct elections. This transition occurred over the course of four years and three elections, during which the people of Somaliland elected district councils in 2002, a president and vice president in 2003, and a parliament in 2005. Somaliland’s democratic elections, the first in the Horn...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • Beginning in the late 1980s, Rio de Janeiro suffered increasing urban violence as the drug trade moved south from the Caribbean.  The favelas, shantytowns and slums on the hillsides surrounding Brazil's second-largest city, saw a rise in both inter-gang violence and clashes between police and drug traffickers.  Innocent bystanders often died in the crossfire.  In 2007, working with the support of the governor, the state's secretary for public security, José Mariano...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • A program to develop the capacity of individuals and organisations to contribute effectively to national and regional HIV responses through long term partnerships and linkages between organisations in the Asia and Pacific regions. The HIV Consortium for Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific is a collaboration of nine Australian HIV organisations formed to foster strategic partnerships and linkages between Australia and the Asia and Pacific regions. The HIV Consortium is implementing the Regional...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Parliaments play a crucial role in improving governance and public service delivery. Those countries with strong parliamentary oversight have been able to shape policy directions and priorities. This article explores the growing role of parliaments in crafting poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs) since the process was first launched in 1999. Although the parliaments of many developing countries still have a long way to go before they will maximize their ability to strengthen the outcomes...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2008
  • 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 Ernest Bai Koroma assumed the presidency of Sierra Leone in 2007, he promised to run his government as efficiently as a private business. A few years earlier, a brutal 11-year civil war had ended, leaving an estimated 50,000 dead and an additional two million displaced. The effects of the war gutted the government’s capacity to deliver basic services. Koroma launched an ambitious agenda that targeted key areas for improvement including energy, agriculture,...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • The paper highlights how open and distance learning (ODL) contributed to the development of human resources for the agricultural sector in (6) Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. This was responding to inadequate agricultural knowledge and technologies required by farmers to reduce poverty, improve food security, and protect natural resources. Between now and the year 2020, the world population is expected to increase from 6.0 to 7.5 billion. Even today, 1.2 billion people...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Light for all campaign by promoting cheaper Solar Tukis has reached nearly 15,000 remote households in Nepal. The campaign has also enhanced national capacity to disseminate Solar Tukis to wider scale and formulate subsidy policy, which aimed to benefit additional 310,000 households during country's transitional period. The cost of Maoist insurgency in Nepal is very high. Many of the development initiatives could not be carried out due to conflict and low security situation. During the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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