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  • Just like the rest of the world, Rwanda continues to face challenges in environmental preservation, energy production and increasing cost of fuel. Actually Households in rural Rwanda depend for more than 90 % on fuel wood to meet their domestic energy needs. To tackle this problem investment has been made in biogas. With the help of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), the ministry has set up a National Domestic Biogas Programme (NDBP) with clear objectives of developing a...
    SNV Case story collection 2008
  • This case study looks at the experience of the Environmental Action (ENACT) programme, a collaboration between the government of Jamaica and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). ENACT's mandate was to work with Jamaican organisations in the public, private and non-profit sectors to improve their capabilities to identify and solve national environmental problems. The design of the ENACT programme began in 1990 but activities in the field only got under way with the...
    ECDPM Discussion Papers 2005
  • Following the floods and cyclones of 2000 and 2001 in Mozambique, the government set in motion a post-flood reconstruction programme, quickly revealing its leadership as well as its ability to rally the international community and perform a number of functions efficiently and transparently. Strong government commitment to programme goals provided the incentive for donors to pledge significant resources and agree to work largely through the national system, including the government’s...
    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
  • Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO) launched a project (UNDP). HEDO approached the work by social mobilization to change the attitudes of the community about the benefits can get from the forest without timber felling. HEDO introduced to the community to get believable benefits from the forest without timber felling. The villages around the forest was there off grid of the electricity area.They had not have opportunity to access any electrical instrument there. By implementing...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Trafficking in human beings aiming at sexual exploitation the most severe crime. Moldovan girls are trafficked to different destination but the most dangerous is United Arab Emirates, as a new country of destination. Girls support exploitation for a long time by traffickers. Trafficking with human beings aiming at sexual exploitation is one of most severe consequence of the circumstances created lately in the Republic of Moldova, a flagrant breach of the human rights and an offence of the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The ongoing water sector reforms in Kenya focuses on transformation of publicly managed water service delivery institutions into socially responsible commercial entities. This case describes how Capacity Development services have been instrumental in improving social and commercial performance of water service providers in two small towns of Northern Kenya. Background for SNV’s Capacity Development services Unsustainable water service provision: Until 2002, water service delivery in Kenya...
    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
  • 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
  • La cooperación técnica Sur-Sur bilateral de Brasil abarca diversas áreas como agricultura, educación y bioenergía. En 2009, ABC ha conducido la ejecución de 594 proyectos y actividades en beneficio de 56 países. Entre estos instrumentos, incluyen las operaciones trilaterales Sur-Sur con los países desarrollados y organizaciones internacionales. Entre 2003 y 2009 creció 150% el número de países socios de la cooperación brasileña, con proyectos y actividades de la orden de US$ 90 millones.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The Small Tourism Enterprise Program (STEP) was designed to provide assistance to small tourism enterprises and Hotels to enhance their competitiveness. STEP provided training in product and services delivery, a mechanism to embrace international standards, and avenues for cost-effective marketing. STEP was first initiated in the Caribbean and replicated in Central and South America. The program’s success can be accredited to participatory engagement by the Government and private sector...
    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
  • In 1996, Mongolia’s newly elected government, led by a group of market-oriented politicians, decided to reform civil service on the New Zealand New Public Management model, which required managers to sign contracts promising results in exchange for freedom to spend their budgets as they chose. The reforms were intended to modernize a civil service that, while legally changed since democratization in 1990, retained many of the characteristics, and staff, of the previous Soviet-modeled...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • As nearly 112 million households have no access to formal credit, financial inclusion (FI) remains a key policy concern in India. There are a multitude of challanges for including remote and poor populations most prevalent of which are; limited human resources and high transaction costs. The Punjab National Bank’s ICT for Financial Inclusion programme aims to undercut these challenges and make banking services reach the poorest most excluded populations in India. The bank also wanted to...
    Other collections 2011
  • Recognizing that Africa-India cooperation can go a long way in the globalizing world for mutual advantage , inspired by a boost in expertise in it’s IT and medical sciences sector, and in an effort to contribute to the Millennium Development Goal of increasing education levels across the developing world, the Government of India proposed the Pan African e-network Project that allows India and African countries to be linked to one another through a satellite run network, that will further...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • In 2003, the bloodless Rose Revolution ushered in an era of unprecedented reform in the Republic of Georgia.  Widespread dissatisfaction with the undemocratic and corrupt post-Soviet regime culminated in the 2004 election of Mikheil Saakashvili as president.  Riding a wave of popular support and eager to act before the political winds shifted, Saakashvili immediately targeted the corrupt police service, seen by many Georgians as the epitome of state dysfunction.  By the end of...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • In Niger, where only a fifth of the population is literate and poverty is rife, radio has taken on an extraordinarily important role in the lives of its citizens. Radio programs are not only the means through which people entertain themselves and get the daily news, they are also playing a proxy role for the health clinics, schools, social support networks, and continuing education needed for economic progress. Women debate their role in society; citizens call in to complain about poor local...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2007
  • 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
  • The People First Network, or PFnet, is an initiative providing email access through innovative, low-cost technology. Remote locations across the Solomon Islands connect to the Internet using a simple computer, short-wave radio and solar power. The network helps communities keep in touch, participate in governance, find educational opportunities and generate new sources of income. This case illustrates how IT innovations can build on available local resources, making technology work for less...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Two previous cases on rice in Zambia have chronicled the developments from the modus operandi in the command economy structure of the early independence to early 1990s era. This was based mainly on Government driven cooperative system. Liberalization in the early 1990s ushered the era of private sector led initiatives in the sub-sector and the rest of the economy. The early years to the 2000s were characterized by stagnation and in some cases decline. SNV intervention starting in 2007 created...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
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