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  • A poor community in northern Egypt mobilized itself to improve waste water processing. The Geziret El Sheir project succeeded in establishing a regular and fully functional system for waste water collection and disposal. As confidence grew in its own ability to bring about change, the community embarked on improvements in other aspects of environmental management. All along, local authorities offered vital contributions not only to the project, but also in replicating and upstreaming the...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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,...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • Mozambique’s first multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in October 1994 followed 16 years of civil war. Because neither side had won the conflict, the stakes of the contest were high. Mutual distrust characterized the run-up to the vote. A new electoral law in early 1994 created a multiparty election commission that forced the parties to work together on overcoming the many operational challenges of running elections in a sprawling country severely damaged by...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • High-quality leadership development should be affordable and accessible to all people around the globe. Through our Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB) initiatives in Africa, the Center for Creative Leadership is putting leadership tools and models into the hands and hearts of grassroots leaders and local governments in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia. The Story:The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) works with some 20,000 people – primarily corporate leaders from large organizations - each year...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The story showcases a systems thinking based capacity development initiative in road construction that successfully worked across different types of levels, a) different scales of human organisation: individual - team - organization – network – society, and b) geographic or administrative units: communities (micro) – districts (meso) – nation state (macro). It illustrates the importance of understanding the ‘multi-level’ nature of capacity for achieving local...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair
  • The paper highlights how open and distance learning (ODL) contributed to the development of human resources for the agricultural sector in (6) Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. This was responding to inadequate agricultural knowledge and technologies required by farmers to reduce poverty, improve food security, and protect natural resources. Between now and the year 2020, the world population is expected to increase from 6.0 to 7.5 billion. Even today, 1.2 billion people...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Between 1986 and 2008, direct tax revenue collected by Ghana’s Internal Revenue Service nearly doubled as a proportion of the country’s gross domestic product. This case study offers an account of organizational change within the IRS during that period. When the agency became autonomous from the rest of the Ghanaian civil service in 1986, its leaders recruited a large number of accountants and lawyers, raised salaries by 50%-100% and instituted a collective bonus system...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2011
  • Four years ago, the county authorities of Kapoeta North did not have an office building, let alone a water and sanitation department. The local authority from the remote region of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state was literally operating from under a tree. At the time of its establishment, the county was one of the regions with the highest cases of the painful guinea worm parasite in the world. In addition, diseases such worms, scabies, eye infections and diarrhoea were still...
    SNV Case story collection 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
  • Targeted Public Distribution System in India, which provides foodgrains to poorest section of society is infested by several loopholes leading to starvation and malnutrition. A breakthrough in the existing scenario was brought by introducing one time direct bulk distribution of foodgrains to the beneficiaries in 240 villages of Nasik District. It is estimated that one-third of the world's poor live in India with food security as one of their major concerns. Unfortunately this widespread...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Nanotechnology has enabled the synthesis of  molecular and atomic clusters that work like small machines -- a new generation of intelligent materials that are maintenance-free, efficient, reliable, contain no moving parts, do not create heat when operating, and are unaffected by weather.  This technology can be used to harness the energy of ocean waves and generate electricity. The proposed system would appear as a compound floating fabric of millions of tiny piezoelectric crystals...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In recognition of the Palestinian Ministry of Health’s commitment to reform, The Flagship Project tailored a self-assessment approach and supported the development of an Institutional Development Plan for the MoH. The process yielded positive results and helped unite all actors behind a comprehensive plan for reform driven by the Ministry. Sustainability of health sector reform is particularly challenging in environments where state institutions are weak or not fully established due to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This is the case of how UNDP has worked for the integration of the historically excluded multicultural and multiethnic Autonomic Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua in a mono-ethnic and Pacific-oriented State. Local and national levels are intertwined in this search for human development through capacity development. The Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast, formerly known as Mosquitia, was militarily incorporated to Nicaragua in 1894. This has resulted in over 100 years of tensions between the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • NCP development is an example of how local strategies can be strengthened from national structures without imposing concepts. Provincial strategies based on local concepts including socio cultural factors against homophobia and discrimination of people living with AIDS (PLWA) were reinforced systematically and continuously by NCP during a 12-year period. Since the onset of the HIV/aids epidemic in Cuba, the government gave strong emphasis to the research and control of the illness. A careful...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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
  • La construcción de un sistema de transporte masivo involucra retos institucionales, financieros, operativos e incluso culturales, por cuanto representa un elemento estructurador de la planeación urbana de la ciudad. En las ciudades con población numerosa, los sistemas de transporte masivo tipo BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), representan una solución óptima para el transporte de pasajeros debido a que tienen costos y tiempos de implementación relativamente moderados en comparación con otras...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
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