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  • El Programa busca contribuir a ampliar y consolidar los sistemas de transmisión, generación y aplicación del conocimiento científico y tecnológico, favoreciendo la formación de recursos humanos en temas prioritarios para el desarrollo regional, así como el estudio de las problemáticas más apremiantes. El programa se desarrollará por invitación a académicos mexicanos y centroamericanos que tienen ya una relación de colaboración a través de proyectos de cooperación académica en áreas prioritarias...
  • En el año 2009, Bolivia presentó un alto número de casos de dengue hemorrágico en las zonas tropicales del país, por tal motivo declara en emergencia de salud pública a dicha zona y solicita apoyo internacional. Ecuador en los últimos años desarrolló capacidades técnicas para enfrentar y controlar el dengue, por lo que envió una misión de 10 expertos en el tema que tendría como objetivo controlar la epidemia de dengue. La iniciativa desarrollada se centró en: Vigilancia epidemiológica Control...
  • La cooperación Sur-Sur contribuye a crear responsabilidad compartida y solidaridad entre los países vecinos donde sus especialistas conocen la realidad económica, cultural y social. Es la primera CSS con Colombia sobre temas en los cuales Costa Rica tiene amplia experiencia y liderazgo, y con concurrencia de públicas y privadas. Se pretendió afianzar la relación Costa Rica – Colombia, construyendo conjuntamente un programa bilateral CSS sólido y permanente.
  • El Proyecto GPdNH es una contribución al fortalecimiento de las capacidades del gobierno haitiano para cuantificar, analizar y tomar decisiones sobre la inversión social destinada a la niñez en Haití. Específicamente, el proyecto pretende estimar los recursos públicos invertidos para el desarrollo de los niños, niñas y adolescentes de dicho país, a partir de la metodología desarrollada por la DAGPyPS y UNICEF en la Argentina.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Environmental resilience and improved quality of life are development issues that require regional cooperation. The entry point is Social forestry or forestry for the people, as a participatory concept and tool which not only integrate biological and socio-economic diversity prevailing in the area, but is also responsive to subsistence and development needs of rural and non-rural communities. It recognizes capacity building as key for growth among African countries to enhance awareness,...
  • The PASO project is a regional technical cooperation through intergovernmental finance and institutional development to improve safety and security standards within the aviation sector of the Pacific Islands participating countries. Aviation safety and security are public goods. However, given the small and fragmented nature of the Pacific aviation sector, it is difficult to provide the necessary oversight on a national and regional basis to ensure adequate provision. Aggregation of services or...
  • 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...
  • As articulated in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005), country capacity is at the core of sustainable development. The concepts of capacity and capacity development (CD) are so all-encompassing, however, that practitioners have often found it difficult to make operational sense of them. According to the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD/DAC), practitioners should begin by asking "capacity for what?" and...
  • What causes a water utility in Uganda to reverse course dramatically, from the brink of extinction to financial viability within less than a year? Experts typically maintain that deep organizational changes require a long-term approach to developing staff and organizational capacity—that capacity growth is unlikely to be compatible with short-term efforts. That is mostly true, but sometimes passionate and committed leadership can turn things around in a remarkably short time and make...
  • 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...
  • The preparation of PRSPs offers interesting experiences in civic engagement in policy-making. While participatory policy formulation is highly desirable, its design has proven hard to fashion and continues to be dogged by flaws related to quality and depth, conditionality and ownership of the change process. The preparation of Ethiopia’s recent PRSP demonstrated all of these issues. While it built on lessons learned from earlier papers to attempt more genuine participation, large capacity...
  • The objective of this project is to promote educational processes that safeguard the sexual and reproductive rights of young blind, deaf, mentally and physically impaired individuals, by developing their skills in sexual and reproductive health education. The JAID (Jamaica Association for Intellectually Disabled people) is the national counterpart for the UNFPA project. Along with JAD (Jamaican Association for people with Deafness) and McCam Foundation (children 0-6 years of age, with diverse...
  • In 2006, Indonesian economist Sri Mulyani Indrawati took on a huge and knotty problem: bringing order and efficiency to the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, an organization of 64,000 employees. At the time, many Indonesian citizens viewed the ministry as corrupt and unaccountable, exemplifying the failures of the entire government. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had appointed Mulyani because of her reputation as a tough-minded reformer and a savvy manager. Mulyani ascribed the...
  • 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...
  • Subsequent to the enactment of Right to Information legislation in 2005, UNDP with Government of India initiated to build capacities of stakeholders at all levels. Piloted in selected districts across India, the initiative was later up scaled. Project built models and institutionalized mechanisms for capacity building for RTI. Government of India enacted the Right to Information legislation in 2005 and recognized access to information as a key development issue, because it has the potential to...
  • El Ecosistema Sabana Camagüey (ESC) - es una de las áreas más ricas en biodiversidad en el Caribe. Para enfrentar el reto del desarrollo turístico y proteger la biodiversidad en el ESC, se consideró la necesidad de otorgar prioridad al desarrollo de capacidades endógenas. El Ecosistema Sabana Camagüey (ESC) ocupa una franja de aproximadamente 465 km a lo largo de la costa norte de Cuba. Incluye cuencas hidrográficas (19 000 km2) y un archipiélago compuesto por más de 2500 cayos (3 400 km2). A...
  • Case study describes creation of better business environment through regulatory reform. Based on participation platform, we coordinated public and private sector stakeholders, resulting in elimination of business regulations that impeded progress. Government commitment and transformational leadership lead to shifts in public administration mindset and strengthening of private sector. In 2006, Croatia faced bleak economic prospects due to unfavorable regulatory framework that impeded...
  • Delivering on our mission; the CDI Network is working to replicate CDI’s experience and educational strategy in a true model of "social franchise" globally leading to human and community development through ICT education and citizenship building skills that transform lives and communities. Today CDI schools graduate 70,000 students per year from 800+ schools in 9 countries from the global south. Since 1995 we have graduated more than 1.25 million students.