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  • Dairy value chain in Kenya has potential to provide income and employment opportunities for over one million smallholder households. This tremendous opportunity has however remained untapped due to a number of dairy value chain constraints. Production segment is characterised by low productivity, level due to lack of knowledge on appropriate dairy husbandry and feeding practices, farming is rain dependent making the production susceptible to severe seasonal weather fluctuations. This creates...
  • High results and recognition of UNDP Montenegro as one of the most important role players in the judicial reform field have been shown through a continued donor funding and international reports (e.g. EC Progress Reports 2008, 2009). UNDP has been involved in the reform of judiciary in Montenegro since 2004, when the UNDP relevant unit was established in the Ministry of Justice. The Montenegrin judiciary was then at the very beginning of the legislative reform and there was a need to develop...
  • 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...
  • How community of small villages handled, with minimum support, the solar electrification workshop and installation process, the post-installation management and the benefit community gained. Benishangul Gumuz people’s national Regional State was established in 1994 according to new constitution of Ethiopia, which created federal system of government. The newly reorganized federal system of governance, ethno-linguistic based, gave profound opportunity to citizen, particularly minority, to...
  • SDI operates as a transnational network of local slum dweller organizations that have come together to form federations of the urban poor. Their mission is to ‘link urban communities from cities across the south to transfer and adapt the successful mobilization, advocacy and problem solving strategies they develop in one location to other cities, regions, and countries’.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • President Jacob Zuma took office in 2009 amid a wave of demonstrations by South Africans protesting the government’s poor record in delivering basic services. During the 15 years since the end of apartheid, South Africa had made strides in extending basic services to previously underserved communities, but frustration with the pace of progress boiled over in early 2009. During his first month in office, Zuma established a Ministry of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation to...
  • Cashew is an important crop in Mozambique. Up to independence Mozambique was world’s biggest exporter of cashew. Thereafter the sector went into a downturn and came to a total collapse due to erroneous macro policies (promotion of raw cashew export, as a result of which processing companies went bankrupt). It is only since a few years that the sector shows signs of recovery. Cashew has always been and continues to be a small but important cash income to the small farm households that...
  • 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...
  • The Common pot provides food to children with nutritional deficit. Children follow the joint kitchen 12-day plan; this plan is based on recovering the community’s best and most ingenious recipes. The plan seeks to have a nutritionist supervising and reinforcing these recipes/food preparation processes. Let’s Eat! “COMMON COOKING POT”, an alternative to the food crisis and child malnutrition. It rains heavily in Loma Negra, a Concepción community of Masaya. The bad...
  • The Malawi Government elaborated the Malawi Development Assistance Strategy (DAS) The Strategy specifies structures within government and Development Partners to coordinate development assistance. Emphasis is placed in monitoring targets and indicators of national growth and development strategies. The DAS calls for result based management a key principle to development effectiveness. Capacity Development a dynamic process, it refers to the ability of people, institutions and societies to...
  • 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...
  • This paper examines the World Bank Institute’s (WBI’s) first multiyear capacity enhancement program in the field of parliamentary strengthening. Seven lessons have emerged: (a) strong domestic political support is necessary, (b) parliamentary strengthening activities should complement broader governance reform efforts, (c) training activities should be integrated into broader parliamentary capacity-building initiatives, (d) training activities need to reflect the evolving...
  • In 1989, the Africa Training and Management Services Project was established to build management capacity in Africa’s private sector. A relatively complicated architecture was put together, resulting in a limited liability company to implement the project, and a foundation to mobilize and dispense funds. With support from multilateral development institutions, bilateral donors and the private sector, the initiative has now seconded experienced managers and set up management development...
  • 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...
  • El encuentro de una niña o niño con su propio potencial y la trascendencia que dicho potencial tiene para los demás y para sí mismo constituye uno de los mayores acontecimientos de su vida y despierta en ellos enormes capacidades de superación y de adaptación. El Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano en Bolivia (PNUD-Julio/2006), menciona "que los niños no construyen sus capacidades ni adquieren derechos por sí solos, sino en el contexto de diversas formas familiares, comunitarias y estatales de...
  • En Latinoamérica tradicionalmente la actividad forestal tuvo carácter extractivo y selectivo en las selvas, generando alta vulnerabilidad de los recursos forestales nativos con mayor valor comercial, tales como Cedrela lilloi y Cedrela balansae. En la Selva Tucumano-Boliviana, gran parte de sus poblaciones están sujetas a severos procesos de fragmentación y degradación, requiriendo de la cooperación técnica entre Argentina y Bolivia para evaluar el estado de conservación de estos recursos y...
  • This paper aims at reflecting on the rationale and success factors of the implementation of different approaches to community participation in water, sanitation and hygiene programs and community mobilisation for best practices in Mozambique. The paper will serve as a means to document experiences gained during the implementation of the different approaches. That reflection will involve SNV Mozambique’s WaSH team, the government’s water sector and the implementing agencies of the...