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  • 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
  • A small NGO, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), led an initiative to challenge local government functionaries on disbursements of drought relief funds, and ended up carrying out one of the most energetic civil society campaigns in recent Indian history. It began with researchers sifting for information on projected disbursements as they appeared in government records. These were then corroborated by asking labourers and villagers how much they had actually received, or whether construction...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • In 2006, Liberia’s only functioning seaport was a quagmire, riddled by corruption, cargo theft, and a glut of untrained workers. These problems combined to slow the delivery of relief supplies that were badly needed after a 14-year civil war, which had ended three years earlier. A battle site, the Freeport of Monrovia suffered from war damage and years of neglect. It was in danger of shutting down completely. The responsibility to upgrade the infrastructure and improve...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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
  • Local governing bodies in India are hamstrung by a paucity of independent sources of funds which prevent them from fulfilling actual needs of the community. The case describes a Panchayat in India which developed innovative ways to gather funds by instituting taxation. Decentralization is a vital means to achieve greater impact in combating poverty as decentralized Governments are likely to be closer and responsive to the needs of the poor. There is a need for the basic rural unit, the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • En las áreas rurales de Honduras, ECOMOBILIA promueve la conservación del patrimonio arquitectónico a través del rescate de prácticas y transferencia de tecnología para crear y fortalecer capacidades de familias para que puedan construirse una vivienda digna y sostenible utilizando materiales naturales y locales. En el año 2006, ECOMOBILIA nace como una iniciativa ante el déficit habitacional que existe en muchas aldeas del país sumado a una condición social de pobreza severa. Lo que no...
    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
  • Le cas articule une approche programmatique et méthodologique encapsulant à la lois le développement des capacités des parties prenantes et l’influence de la prise de décision nationale. La conjugaison des opportunités et des mécanismes programmatiques a permis – au niveau sub-national – d’identifier et reconnaître les droits des communautés locales aux forêts et – au niveau national - d’amener la prise de décision à les consolider et à les institutionnaliser...
    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
  • A través del Taller Regional para Hidromensores, 21 profesionales de 7 países fueron capacitados en técnicas para la medición de caudales de ríos (líquidos y sólidos). Organizado por el Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible de la OEA (DDS/OEA) como parte del Programa Centroamericano para la Alerta Temprana ante Inundaciones en Pequeñas Cuencas y Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad: Desarrollo de una Plataforma Regional, contó el apoyo del INETER (Nicaragua) y la OMM. El instructor del taller fue...
    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
  • A knowledge sharing initiative was launched in 2008 to collate and apply lessons from India’s successful experience in developing its dairy sector to support more rapid growth of Tanzania’s and Uganda’s dairy industries. Participants in the exchange were exposed to a range of new strategies for increasing milk and dairy product consumption and improving marketing and production practices. The improved understanding and subsequent adoption and adaptation of these key strategies...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • La creación de la Región del Trifinio implicó la institucionalización de un proceso de cooperación Sur –Sur iniciado en 1988 por El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras, quienes a partir de las experiencias y aprendizajes de la gestión conjunta realizada en el marco del Plan Trifinio, avanzan en consolidar un entidad trinacional que redefinió a las fronteras como zonas de integración y desarrollo, y al reconocer la zona como una entidad indivisible, postuló que solo la acción conjunta y...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Durante los últimos 10 años Colombia ha desarrollado un esquema de colocación de deuda basado en la experiencia internacional de los market makers o creadores de mercado. Para tal fin, se ha desarrollado toda un anormativa, estructura y estrategia que ha permitido el desarrollo del mercado de deuda local y le ha permitido a colombia mantener un alto estándar en cuanto a su financiamiento, tipo de deuda, plazos, etc.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • AsCoP-MfDR, created in 2006, was the first regional developing country network on managing for development results (MfDR). ADB is the Secretariat. AsCoP-MfDR gives members access to good practices, tools, training opportunities on MfDR through peer-to-peer learning activities, including specific South-South collaborations. The success of AsCoP-MfDR influenced the creation of the Latin American and Caribbean CoP and the African CoP. The OECD-DAC recently reaffirmed regional CoPs as essential...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • 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
  • Sustain and nurture creativity, promote artists, encourage new talents and innovative aesthetics, strengthen and network cultural organizations: these are the watchwords of the Afrique en Création programme, launched by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs through the French Association for Artistic Action (AFAA). The programme supports the professional training of Africa’s artistic talents in the stage and visual arts, and in so doing helps build upon the continent’s rich...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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—...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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
  • 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
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