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  • Between 2008-2009, UNDP supported KIA to run a series of one week courses in Peace Building and Conflict Management. The objective was to train administrative officers and to prepare them to subsequently train staff and community members. The resounding result was that 737 officers were trained in 27 sessions. The Story of the Peace Building and Conflict Management Course at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) can be traced back to 2007, when a Kenyan delegation comprising of senior...
  • A small NGO, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), led an initiative to challenge local government functionaries on disbursements of drought relief funds, and ended up carrying out one of the most energetic civil society campaigns in recent Indian history. It began with researchers sifting for information on projected disbursements as they appeared in government records. These were then corroborated by asking labourers and villagers how much they had actually received, or whether construction...
  • Following the transition to democracy in 1994, South Africa experimented with ways to improve ministry effectiveness by separating policy-making functions from operations. The Department of Transport introduced principles of New Public Management and public-private partnerships to improve service delivery. The South African National Roads Agency Ltd. (SANRAL), led by Nazir Alli, reconfigured the procurement process and financing models for planning, design, construction, maintenance...
  • During India’s 2009 election, there were not enough uniformed personnel to guard every one of the country’s 828,000 polling places or to keep the peace during the campaign period. The Election Commission of India introduced “vulnerability mapping” to help election officials decide where to deploy the police and paramilitary personnel ahead of polling day. The state of West Bengal piloted the new tactic. Intense political competition and a Maoist insurgency...
  • This case story documents an example of South-South/triangular cooperation in the context of building capacity with regard to primary and elementary education research. It involves a civil society organization from India, the ASER Centre, sharing its expertise and experience with an organization, Uwezo East Africa, operating in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with funding from the Hewlett Foundation (U.S.) in an effort to build capacity to undertake primary and elementary education research to...
  • After nearly a decade of civil war, Somaliland declared independence in 1991 amid high expectations. Though the war had left the East African country desperately poor and deeply divided, the rebel organization that had won liberation, the Somali National Movement (SNM), had taken steps to ensure that peace and public order would be preserved in the run-up to a transition to civilian government in May 1993. Yet scarcely a year into its administration, the SNM imploded, unleashing a...
  • In 2008, Ghana held a peaceful run-off in a hotly contested presidential race, breaking the pattern of violence that had afflicted elections in Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and several other African countries during the same period.  Since the advent of multi-party democracy in 1992, Ghana had held three consecutive elections that observers regarded as relatively free and fair.  However, the 2008 presidential race generated concern.  Previous elections had revealed substantial ethnic...
  • Descentralización territorial y Participación Ciudadana, desafíos para un país de renta media caracterizado por 150 años de centralismo. El cambio exitoso de política institucional radica en el respeto y reconocimiento de las identidades locales. El Proyecto I pretendió contribuir con ello. Uruguay, país de ingreso medio con 3 millones de habitantes, se postuló para ser uno de los ocho países piloto en la experiencia “Unidos en la Acción” (2007-2010), el único de Latinoamérica. Esta...
  • UNFPA worked intensively in Pader District for over two years to build local capacity, improve coordination, and establish sustainable systems for GBV response and prevention. The result is improved district capacity and commitment to address GBV, evident by a GBV Ordinance developed under district leadership and passed in January 2010. Pader District in Northern Uganda was devastated by over 20 years of conflict. The war displaced 1.8 million individuals—90% of the population. During the...
  • This case study is a capacity development program in an urban poor community who was deprieved of an access to sustainable water supply for along period of time due to their resistance to pay because of distrust to the local government who manage the water system. This about an 8 storey Tenement Building built in 1969 occupied by 2000 low income to poor families.Calamities caused this building to be condemn. the families did not vacate their units, stop paying amortizations, electricity...
  • 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...
  • El proyecto AméricaLatinaGenera trabaja en la vinculación del enfoque de género con el de gestión de riesgos en América Latina desde 2006 con dos estrategias fundamentales, la gestión del conocimiento y el desarrollo de capacidades. Los riesgos también se construyen socialmente. El incremento del número de desastres asociados a eventos naturales y de sus fatales consecuencias, ha puesto de manifiesto la evidente relación que existe entre desarrollo humano, la vulnerabilidad diferenciada de la...
  • This case highlights ways in which ICT and distance learning can support capacity development. Drawing on the experience of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), it demonstrates how new technologies have created opportunities for transforming the sharing and use of knowledge. Training in particular has benefited immensely from the information revolution, which has yielded cost-effective opportunities for linking training providers and their students, and significantly increased the...
  • Sierra Leone's contentious 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections threatened to spark violent conflicts across a country just recovering from brutal civil war. To promote peace, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC)-which had a constitutional mandate to regulate and monitor political parties to ensure their compliance with electoral laws-used national and district code-monitoring committees to encourage adherence to the electoral code of conduct and to mediate...
  • This is the first milestone of a rolling case study, which illustrates how the Newspapers in Education (NiE) initiative is proving to be a suitable intervention for improving functional literacy of pupils in primary schools in Tanzania. By bringing newspapers to the classroom, you bring the world to the child. This triggers series of learning outcomes including cognitive processes, opens up creativity and innovativeness of the child, develops basic skills, attitude and behaviour and ultimately...
  • 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...
  • This case story elaborates on the achievements made in areas of improving sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia through a capacity development initiative. This involved promotion of a community-led sanitation approach to influence behaviour of rural communities to stop open defecation and adopt safe sanitation and hygiene practices. Ethiopia is one of the Sub-Saran African countries with low access to sanitation and hygiene. According to the country sanitation report (2008), only half of its...
  • Esta historia de caso describe el proceso de generación de capacidades de gestión para la conservación en tres comunidades aymaras del altiplano de Bolivia. Para ello se describe el caso antes de la intervención del proyecto, el proceso de implementación y estado actual del proceso. La experiencia que se expone a continuación corresponde a un proyecto de turismo comunitario implementado en tres comunidades aymaras del departamento de Oruro – Bolivia. El área del proyecto corresponde a la...
  • The PRONI-model inspires constructive change in post-conflict societies empowering youth using a process-structure platform that produce immediate solutions to conflict as well as long-term vision for sustainable social change. The model has been implemented in post-conflict Western Balkan from 1997 and up to this day. The Story:The model aims to improve democracy through social reconstruction and conflict transformation interventions that focus on youth work, social education and community...
  • When Tarun Gogoi was elected chief minister of the Indian state of Assam in 2001, the government's finances were in shambles, key public enterprises were on the verge of collapse, and two decades of violence between insurgents and the police and armed forces had created deep insecurity among the citizenry.  The main insurgent group, the United Liberation Front of Asom, continued to threaten the state's ability to govern the countryside.  Faced with poverty and insurgency, with...