Capacity Development

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Complexity in Small Island Developing States

This paper highlights some of the possible factors involved in applying ideas from complexity theory to reforming public service and tackling related development problems in small countries, and especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It explores whether such core attributes as themore

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Social Innovation for Public Service Excellence

Governments around the world are grappling with societal challenges that are acting as a brake on sustainable economic growth, leading to inequality and instability in society, and impinging upon the general well-being of their population. Social innovation is a response to these challenges thatmore

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Foresight as a Strategic Long-Term Planning Tool for Developing Countries

Governments increasingly realise that few contemporary challenges can be confined to one policy area and that a single-issue focus is in many instances insufficient. Climate change, for example, crosscuts other issues of concern including access to water, agriculture, food security and urbanmore

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DesignThinking for Public Service Excellence

This discussion paper was prepared for the Consultation on the Co-Design of Public Policy and Services, Singapore, 2-3 December 2013. The consultation provided an opportunity for experts and practitioners to discover and debate public service innovation trends and applications. Two discussionmore

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UNDP Global Programme 2014-2017

The Global Programme supports countries to achieve the eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.  The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country andmore

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Restoration of local governance and re-establishment of service delivery

UNDP is supporting the Government of the Philippines to develop participatory recovery plans and restore the capacities of the local government to enable them to re-establish public service delivery in typhoon-affected regions.   UNDP will also provide the local governments with support andmore

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Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainablemore

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Discussion Paper: Innovations in Monitoring & Evaluating Results

This discussion paper highlights the innovative approaches being used to manage the performance of public policies, programmes and service delivery with the goal of fostering more inclusive, collaborative and responsive processes across the development cycle. more

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United Nations Guidance Note for Effective Use and Development of National Capacity in Post-Conflict Contexts

This Guidance Note, primarily designed for use by all UN staff based in crisis and post-conflict settings, consists of principles, advice, and resources for the UN system to support the use and development of national capacity in countries emerging from conflict. more

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Realizing Africa's Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity

This report, prepared by UNDP's African Facility for Inclusive Markets, describes the status of inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa and the ecosystems underlying the enterprises and entrepreneurs driving such approaches. It identifies promising opportunities in strengthening these ecosystems,more

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

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Fast Facts
Capacity Development

The task of cutting world poverty in half is not happening fast enough. As the deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, the delivery of poverty reduction plans has stalled in too many countries, often due to limited capacity to address poverty effectively.

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Our work on Capacity Development
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Capacity Development: A UNDP Primer
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This primer provides a simple, cogent and accessible illustration of the UNDP Capacity Development Approach for the benefit of development practitioners both within and beyond the UN development system.

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Measuring Capacity
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This paper presents a framework for better defining, capturing and communicating capacity development results. The framework begins with the end in mind – national development goals.

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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge

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