Technical Cooperation: Case stories

  • Capacity development involving South-to-South transfer of technology, resources and personnel is not a new concept. But it is increasingly talked about as an alternative to conventional technical cooperation models, where the resource imbalance between the North and South is further accentuated by...
  • The present assessment of technical cooperation (TC) in the Philippines takes a broad reading of the term capacity development. It looks at capacity as the ability to achieve several aims, including analysing and setting goals, and identifying the tasks and functions to reach these goals. Capacity...
  • Capacity development is characterized by three main activities: skills upgrading (both general and job-specific), organizational strengthening and procedural improvements. The skills enhancement component includes general education, on-the-job training and professional improvements in crosscutting...
  • Egypt is a middle-income country, with a GDP of around $84 billion (1999/00), or $1,404 per capita. The private sector plays a prominent role in the economy. In recent years, inflation has been brought under control and macroeconomic performance has improved, with the economic growth rate averaging...
  • This study considers four aspects of technical cooperation and capacity development in Bolivia over the past decade. The first part presents a profile of technical cooperation (TC), describing changes in TC over the past decade with preliminary hypotheses concerning key problems. The second...
  • Bangladesh is one of the largest recipients of official development assistance (ODA). Average ODA was around $1.5 billion for the period 1994-1999, although total ODA receipts, as a share of GDP, have declined in recent years and in 1999 were about four percent of GDP. Technical cooperation (TC),...