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  • A 2001 report by AusAID and the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade marked the beginning of efforts by both Governments to increase their emphasis on aid harmonization in the Pacific. This was followed by a decision to pilot a cofunded program in Cook Islands which is the subject of this case study. The case is presented through the eyes of Garth Henderson, the senior Cook Islands official responsible for aid management. It describes how the Cook Islands government, through the...
    ADB Capacity Development in the Pacific 2008
  • This report examines capacity building for decentralised education service delivery in Ethiopia. It is one of over 20 case studies connected with the project 'Capacity, Change and Performance' being compiled by ECDPM for GovNet, the Network on Governance and Capacity Development of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee. It attempts to apply the methodological framework adopted for the studies to consider the capacity building challenges posed in improving the delivery of...
    ECDPM Discussion Papers 2005
  • 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
  • The JTC illustrates best practice in institutional development for judicial reform in post-crisis situations. The evidence generated and lessons learned during its establishment have been synthesized into an interactive Handbook illustrating how the CD approach can be applied to institutionalize judicial training systems as a key element of judicial reform. Background: In the 1990s, public institutions in Serbia were in a weak state due to politicization, centralization, economic collapse and...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Thousands of square kilometers of dry scrubland; poor, sandy soils, with erratic rainfall and little irrigation, is Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces in Western Zimbabwe. Here you can hardly grow crop but only make a living out of rearing livestock such as cattle and goats. This region has over 2 million cattle and 1.8 million goats. These animals are mostly used for milk, draft power and occasionally selling to traders who supply markets in the towns. Goats are however not...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • This Case is about cooperation between Argentina and Bangladesh for dealing with arsenic contamination of water and food. In Bangladesh arsenic is in waters for supplying a population of hundred millions. Moreover, well waters are used mainly for irrigation in agricultural production, and toxic migrates to crops, as in certain areas of Argentina cropland. Solving this problem with scarce resources is a big challenge and needs different approaches from very different countries and cultures.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • During the 1990s, conflict of interest scandals in Brazil weakened public trust in civil servants and rendered many competitive processes like procurement, privatization and employment inefficient and ineffective. In 1999, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso created a Public Ethics Commission to confront these problems. Led by João Geraldo Piquet Carneiro, a Brazilian lawyer, the commission developed and implemented the Code of Conduct for Senior Government Officials. Piquet...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2013
  • CDI transforms lives and strengthens low-income communities by empowering people with information and communication technology and a unique social educative model that fosters community organization. Our 800+ schools in eight countries (1.25+ million graduates), use technology as a medium to fight poverty, stimulate entrepreneurship; creating a generation of changemakers. CDI works throughout Latin America and now the MENA region to end the digital apartheid that exists in underdeveloped...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 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
  • The integration of Human Development Index (HDI) into provincial development planning was initiated in Gorontalo province. The statistics was not only used to understand the situation, but also for development planning. With a complete portrait of quality of human development at hands, the government integrated the HDI into development budget. As UNDP, we often say that human development is the "what" of our mandate, and that the capacity is the "how". To elaborate the...
    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
  • UNDP-Government of India collaboration piloted an initiative in select villages for strengthening local governance. It built capacities of villagers and elected representatives through independent animators,State and non-State actors. Informed participation in local governance increased leading to village micro plans. Learnings were incorporated in future programmes and policy. In 1993-94, India amended its Constitution to introduce a third tier of governments (apart from national and state...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Government of Belize requested FAO’s support to update its legislative framework for biosecurity by drafting parliamentary-level laws on animal health, food safety, plant protection and biosafety. Five draft laws were prepared. The underlying factors that contributed to capacity development in Belize are: Government commitment to meet its international obligations: The Government’s strong commitment to ensuring biosecurity, evident in its signature of the relevant international...
    FAO Good Practices Case Study Series 2008
  • In 2003, Nigeria’s seaports were among the least efficient in the world due to inadequate infrastructure, corruption, and procedural entanglements caused by dozens of government agencies competing for slices of the ports’ revenue. Businesses suffered, investors stayed away, and shippers diverted their loads to ports in neighboring countries. Seeking to improve efficiency, ease the financial burden of administering the ports, and reduce corruption throughout the sector, President...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Estonian government has pursued a policy of integrating ICT into the everyday life of Estonians as well as using it to promote socioeconomic development and good governance. As a result, Estonia has achieved a high level of e-readiness over a short time, with one of the best rates of public access in Europe. These achievements stem from partnerships developed between local and international stakeholders, the innovative use of foundations to provide a legal and institutional framework, and a...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Capacity development is viewed by PEN not as a component to support or supplement other sector specific intervention. Our approach requires continuous investment in local people, groups, and institutions. PEN has been working with community groups and institutions in Machakos since 2004. PEN’s experience in working with communities has shown that communities have the potential to initiate, manage and sustain their own sustainable development, and only need an interactive and targeted...
    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
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