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  • 2010 José Romero Keith
    The objective of this project was to strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations in Guatemala that work with human rights, health, sexual and reproductive health of women. The intention was to build social networks and knowledge platforms in order to influence public policy, and support the government in the provision of human rights and gender based services. The program employed several capacity development strategies, focusing in the following areas Societal capacities: Building alliances between NGOs and developing relationships with the Government to allow technical...
  • 2014 Hans Born, Benjamin Buckland and William McDermott / Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
    This paper seeks to explore capacity development of ombuds institutions for the armed forces. The writers draw conclusions based on literature review and a workshop on attended by representatives from several ombuds institutions. The paper concludes that there are no consistent capacity development activities on ombuds institutions and if they took take place it has been in isolated, ad hoc and reactive manners. Capacity development in these institutions could be much more effective if it was better coordinated, involved the pooling of resources and  systematic follow up of initial...
  • 2014 ETF / ETF
    The European Training Foundation (ETF) has published a new toolkit on vocational education and training and capacity development.  It aims to support the development of tools and methods to meet capacity development needs and provides guidance on measuring the impacts of capacity building activities.  The toolkit is addressed to ETF operational units, other practitioners working on vocational education and training, and partner country policy-makers.  The ETF supports human capital development in more than 30 partner countries, with a specific focus on vocational education and...
  • 2012 Bhavya Ghoswami
    The Nemmadi telecentre project was a public-private initiative started in 2004 that sought to improve the delivery of e-governance services to rural citizens. The project took place in Karnataka, where the government had already been recognised for promoting citizen centric practices of governance in order to create a more transparent and accountable model of government services. The use of information and technology were key to this activity. Through partnerships with several of private organizations a number of telecentres were set up across the state to overcome all technological hurdles....
  • 2011 Aditi Dayal
    As nearly 112 million households have no access to formal credit, financial inclusion (FI) remains a key policy concern in India. There are a multitude of challanges for including remote and poor populations most prevalent of which are; limited human resources and high transaction costs. The Punjab National Bank’s ICT for Financial Inclusion programme aims to undercut these challenges and make banking services reach the poorest most excluded populations in India. The bank also wanted to prove that  this can be a profitable business model despite the perceived high costs involved....
  • 2011 Ajupi Baruah
    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is rights based approach to development launched by Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh in 2006. The scheme seeks to give at least 100 days of waged employment at minimum wage to every volunteer who volunteers for casual work. The act was designed to be implemented across the country, and if implemented correctly the programme could transform the socio-economic landscape of both rural and urban India. The Act made several provisions to ensure success in even the most underdeveloped areas. These included; Monitoring delays of...
  • 2009 Noya, A., E. Clarence and G. Craig / OECD
    Community capacity building (CCB) is a fairly new term for an age-old good: enabling people to define their own destinies. This book presents and analyses some  recent developments in the field of CCB, in a variety of OECD and non-OECD countries. The focus is on how CCB has effected change in three major areas: social policy (health, housing, community regeneration); local economic policy; and environmental policy. CCB is crucial because more cohesive communities are better able to face economic and social changes. The "bottom-up" nature of CCB can also have a trickle-up effect...
  • 2013 OECD
    How can international assistance providers, including OECD members, international and regional organisations, support the development of tax systems in developing countries? Tax revenues provide governments with funds to invest in development, relieve poverty, deliver public services and build the physical and social infrastructure for long-term growth. Moreover, there are mutually beneficial links between taxation and good governance. Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems highlights how taxation can have a positive effect on the quality of governance and a...
  • 2012 Annie Vincent
    Madhya Pradesh has been recognised both nationally and internationally for encouraging citizen participation in governance and creating an accessible, accountable and transparent state bureaucracy. One of the ways in which this has been achieved is by the MPOnline programme. This joint venture between the state government and Tata Consultancy services was undertaken to bridge the gap between the government and the citizens. This programme has played a crucial role in improving the delivery of the state’s administrative apparatus through the innovative use of information and technology...
  • 2008 Mondira Dutta
    Change Initiatives is an NGO based in West Bengal. Its major focus has been to explore the role of ICT to promote development with a strong focus on research. Among other initiatives their aim has been to bring together women’s groups and help in virtual interaction and work towards sustainable development with the help of communication tools such as ICTs, videos and print. Assumption Better access to ICT tools would speed up development. However a lack of electricity and connectivity in the remote areas of India made it simply impossible for people to access ICT. Action Initiatives...
  • 2011 Associates, Ajupi Baruah and Attrika Hazarika
    The North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) is a rural development project working in three states of North East India with the overall objective of improving the livelihood of vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner through improved management of resources. The genesis of NERCORMP can be drawn back to the lack of governmental service delivery mechanism, and the absence of sustainable development initiatives viable for the hilly regions. Through building of partnership with both the community, NGOs and the government agencies, the project channelized demand...
  • 2012 Judith van Eijnatten
    This case study describes how a local market fair for services helped to bring about transparency and connections for actors in the segmented value chains of non-timber forest products. The case describes how and why the fair was organised and presents statistics highlighting its success. If a market can be described as an environment, whether physical or virtual, in which demand and supply actors can meet, interact, negotiate and do deals for the purchase and delivery of products or services, then this applies also to capacity development services. Currently, the market environment of...
  • 2012 Ly Sereyrith
    Vegetable production is one of the main sources of income for the majority of poor, rural farmers in the Svay Rieng province of Cambodia. Despite the economic value of vegetable production here, farmers still practice traditional methods that result in reduced productivity and less efficient use of agricultural inputs including labour and financial investments. Both male and female farmers are generally hesitant to adopt new technologies and agricultural practices unless there is demonstrable evidence that these practices improve yields. Whereas traditional extension approaches have had a...
  • 2011 Nira Gautam, Mary Luz Moreno, Carolina Reyes and Marianella Feoli
     In 2005, based on the priorities agreed at the World Summit of Sustainable Development (Johannesburg) and the Millennium Development Goals, Costa Rica, Benin and Bhutan came under the umbrella of South-South Cooperation, and received funding of US$13.2 million from the Netherlands.). The “south” countries worked together setting out a number of goals that included poverty reduction, gender equality, change in patterns of production and non-sustainable consumption, improvement of sustainable tourism, efficient use of energy and management and protection of natural resources....
  • 2014 Thomas Dichter / United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    This extensive report examines the relationship between USAID and Local Organizations with regards to capacity development. The desire was to align current enagagment with local organizations to the USAID’s Forward Policy, the 2005 Paris Declaration and the Busan Declaration, all of which had a focus on building capacity. The research involved a historical analysis of USAID’s work, a literatures review and field research. The field research involved over interviews with 325 organizations (around 600 people) in 9 countries; Sri Lanka, Morocco, Moldova, Jamaica, Peru, Nepal,...
  • 2013 Diana Felix da Costa, Søren Vester Haldrup, John Karlsrud, Frederik Rosén and Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp
    This case study examines an initiative run by The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) aimed at rapidly developing core government capacity through a coaching and mentoring scheme. They provided 200 civil servant support officers (CSSOs) from neighbouring countries to South Sudan, where they were twinned with counterparts across a range of ministries and sectors in order to mentor, train and share best practice. The initiative is promising as a new and potentially innovative model of triangular co-operation for capacity as; It rovides a large scale model of support for rapid...
  • 2014 Matt Strauser
    In the early years of the twenty-first century, aging technology, disorganization, and corruption undermined the effectiveness of Kenya’s customs service as highlighted in a 2002 study by the World Customs Organization of port operations at Mombasa. Growing regional trade and domestic anti-corruption initiatives created pressure to improve customs operations. Neighboring countries had started to upgrade their ports and implement measures that would expand both regional and inter-continental trade. To control revenue loss and maintain a significant role in global trade, Kenya would have...
  • 2014 Daniel Tavana
    Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections faced a formidable task in May 2011. The newly created commission had five months to organize and implement elections for a National Constituent Assembly that would rewrite the Tunisian constitution. Commissioners moved quickly to build capacity and restore public faith in elections. The commission navigated the pressures of a compressed electoral calendar, an agitated electorate, and skepticism of the transitional government. The story of the group’s efforts to manage a successful election offers insight into how an electoral...
  • 2012 Azage Tegegne
    The Ethiopian Government commissioned the creation of 15,000 Farmer Training Centres (FTCs) to help develop the capacity of farmers and pastoralists. Built with leadership from the community; the centres trained farmers to diploma level on crop production, natural resources and animal production. The Government later requested 40 of these centres be developed to service the whole community in a pilot scheme. Consultation was done at grass-roots level with community leaders, religious leaders, women and young people; the centres were turned into Village Knowledge Centres. The centres were...
  • 2012 Ajupi Baruah
    India has the highest number of women leaders in the world; however representation has not been synonymous with participation. Women are perceived as incapable of carrying out their responsibilities in the male dominated political sphere. To address this, in 2001 the Hunger Project, designed a comprehensive capacity building programme called Panchayat Raj Campaign The organizers aimed for a bottom-up approach in order to facilitate development. They organised participatory workshops that worked with civil society organisations, government bodies and the media to inform women of their rights...