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Bridging the Knowledge Gap Through Dialogue in Afghanistan

After three decades of war and destruction and continuing insecurity Afghanistan faces significant human and development challenges. The lack of skills to develop policies, or implement projects, and the lack of human capacity in terms of availability, knowledge and competence are serious issues in government bodies responsible for service delivery. more

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Strengthening governance and service delivery in Aceh Province, Indonesia

The Aceh government is facing important challenges in governance and service delivery within a context of disaster recovery, post-conflict, and a simultaneous move towards a stable democracy. In 2010, UNDP was requested to provide comprehensive support to the Aceh Provincial Government for strengthening its capacity through conducting a Capacity Development Needs Assessment and Capacity strengthening exercise. more

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For an Accountable Government in Disaster Response in Aceh Province, Indonesia

In 2010, UNDP was requested to provide comprehensive support to the Aceh Provincial Government for strengthening its capacity through conducting a Capacity Development Needs Assessment and Capacity strengthening exercise. In the complex Aceh post conflict and post disaster transition context, Capacity Development for the Aceh Government is an imperative. more

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Albay Province Piloting Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change in the Philippines

With the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, exposure to torrential rains and strong typhoons that affect livelihoods and settlements, strong weather changes, and frequent passages of tropical cyclones, Albay Province is facing significant challenges with regard to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change. A Capacity Assessment was conducted to identify capacity gaps and assets. more

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Pro-Poor Micro Enterprise Development to Go Nationwide in Nepal

Unemployment is high in Nepal and income generating opportunities are particularly scarce for the eighty-three percent of the population who live in rural areas. Poverty and food insecurity have pushed many towards the capital or overseas in search of work so as to provide for their families. Since mid 1998, Nepal has been implementing the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), now in its Phase III, with the support of UNDP for the design of policies and for initiatives to expand income and employment opportunities through pro-poor Micro-Enterprise Development. more

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Partnering with the Private Sector for improved Municipal Service Delivery in Thimphu, Bhutan

In 2008 the Thimphu Municipality, the capital of Bhutan, requested the support of UNDP to identify structural solutions for its service delivery constraints, especially in solid waste management. The resulting project focused on improving municipal service delivery through Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) modalities and an Integrated Sustainable Waste Management system (PPP-ISWM). more

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Capacity Development for a Safe Land to Use in Lao PDR Villages

15 years ago, villagers used to remove and bury the unexploded cluster bombs they found in their paddy field. Today, they do not need to put their lives at risk merely to grow the rice that will feed their families. Thanks to Capacity Development efforts, villagers now use a system to report and request Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) clearance from their field, through the local government. When the clearance team of professionals’ work is complete, no one will ever again have to fear walking through or cultivating the area. more

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Sourcing Solutions through Networking in the Pacific Islands

In the Pacific environment, characterized by multiple regional bodies, donors and relatively small-size country governments spread across a huge geographic area, the form of interaction that the UNDP Solution Exchange network provides lends itself well to improving development effectiveness. “...Communication is limited in Nauru, so email is great way of communicating; We are so isolated so this forum is good for project coordination and sourcing information. We are using the information and we wouldn’t have had all this information without it” said Mavis Depaune of the Department of Commerce, Industries and Environment, Government of Nauru, Yaren, Nauru. more

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