Meeting reports

  1. Event report Meeting report: LenCD Learning Event on Change Management and Making Reform Happen and General Assembly 2013 (PDF, 2.9 MB) Background papers Agenda Discussion paper on change management Discussion paper on coalition building Discussion paper on measuring results Discussion paper on Rationalising the capacity development knowledge architecture ODI research on Unblocking Results Civil Society involvement in Institutional Reform Slides from presentations Post-Busan Building Block: Effective Institutions Platform (EIP) - Steve Pierce Rwanda: Strategic Approach to Capacity...
  2. 2013 Mansfield, W. and Grunewald, P. IDS
    Those working within knowledge management (KM) and knowledge brokering (KB) in international development are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the relevance and impact of their work. Practitioners lack best practice guidance on suitable indicators for external accountability (enabling practitioners to demonstrate the impact of KM/KB, providing an evidence base to justify investment) as well as for learning (allowing practitioners to determine which approaches to KM/KB are more effective, enabling improvement within organisations and across the sector). This publication is a report of...
  3. 2011 Isabel Vogel UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)
    The paper provides a synthesis of the discussions at a workshop held by the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) on research capacity strengthening, in September 2011. The workshop brought together the UKCDS’ Research Capacity Strengthening Group (made up of funders and other stakeholders such as learned societies) and other programme managers from the UK, Europe, North America and developing countries. It was an opportunity to share case studies, models and lessons learnt from research capacity strengthening initiatives in developing countries (mainly sub-Saharan Africa),...
  4. 2012 Busan HLF4 Busan HLF4
    The text below is reproduced from the official summary of the Thematic Session on Capacity Development at Busan. Objectives Capacity development (CD) has long been understood as critical to increased and sustainable development effectiveness. Consensus is emerging around key principles for country-led capacity development, as well as the importance of putting these principles into practice − as reflected in the Cairo Consensus on CD, the Bangkok Call to Action on Technical Co-operation for CD, the Addis Ababa Third Regional African Consultative Meeting on Aid Effectiveness and the...
  5. New Consensus on More “Effective Institutions” for Development:Deepening capacity development and making reforms happen for country-led sustainable results We* endorse in Busan a new consensus on supporting and strengthening institutions and policies to ensure they are effective in delivering or enabling the delivery of public services. The initiatives under the New Consensus draw on lessons learned since Paris and Accra on the country-level evolution of financial governance (procurement and public financial management) and emerging key principles for country-led capacity...
  6. Several members of the Learning Network collaborated to organise a thematic panel discussion “Capacity Development: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward” at HLF4 in Busan. The session aimed to identify key actions to strengthen the practice of and knowledge about country-led capacity development (CD). It consisted of a panel of speakers sharing the views and experiences of Southern partners using an actively moderated question and answer format, with additional discussants and commentators. The session was moderated by Frannie LÉAUTIER, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building...
  7. The Third Africa Regional Meeting on Development Effectiveness (ARM-DE) took place from 28-30 September 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the auspices of the African Union (AU). The Meeting produced for the first time an African Consensus and Position on Development Effectiveness: Aid Reform for Africa's Development, which calls on Africa’s development partners to align their support to the Continent’s priorities, and ensure that aid complements domestic financing and other alternative sources for effective development; and on African countries to scale up policies that...
  8. Technical Cooperation (technical assistance, training, educational grants) is arguably the most visible (perhaps as much as one quarter of all ODA) and traditional form of international support for development cooperation. Over the last few decades, reviews and evaluations of TC have emphasized the strategic importance of TC and recognized that, in many cases, TC contributes significantly to development results. However the reviews also acknowledge that TC is not realizing its full potential as a lever for development, and concerns have been expressed in many quarters over the approach to TC...
  9. The OECD Task Force on Public Financial Management is looking at ways to strengthen developing countries’ public financial management and their ability to receive and manage foreign aid.  Representatives from over 40 countries and international organisations around the world met to address one of the major barriers to economic growth in the developing world: inadequate public financial management systems.  The international community recognises that a greater share of foreign assistance must flow through, and be managed by, the aid-receiving countries themselves...
  10. From 2008 to 2010, LenCD members organised three country-level learning events: Ethiopia transport sector (October 2008) Nepal education sector (September 2009) Vietnam public sector (May 2010) Lessons identified by the facilitator of the events (and from the experience of working on other proposed events that did not take place) included: The value of such an event stands with the degree of genuine demand and the right mix of participants with a clear common focus. This is correct notwithstanding the fact that an event can help build ownership gradually.  Participation and agenda...