Capacity Development

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Capacity Development Practice Note

This Practice Note provides UNDP staff and other development practitioners with a basic understanding of core capacity issues, why such capacities are important, and how external partners can support countries' efforts to further deepen and effectively utilise such capacities to achieve their more

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Capacity Development Strategies to Support Decentralization in Asia

This paper discusses different institutional arrangements that build capacity for decentralized and participative governance at the sub-national level. These include enhancing the capacity of local units to plan, finance, and manage the delivery of services to their constituents by improving more

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Capacity Development in Post-Conflict Countries

This paper lays out a framework for reconsidering the unique challenges post‐conflict contexts pose to processes of state capacity development. more

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Capacity Development in a Post-Conflict Context: The Case of Liberia

[Viewpoint by Cleophas Torori and Lisa Reinarz, Capacity Development Team, UNDP Liberia] Capacity development in a post conflict context must proceed not only from an assessment of needs but also from an assessment of extant capabilities, taking into account the “social capital”. more

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Capacity Development: A UNDP Primer

This primer addresses the basic elements of the UNDP approach to capacity development. It 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 – a real-world more

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Capacity Development: A UNDP Primer

This primer addresses the basic elements of the UNDP approach to capacity development. It 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 – a more

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Capacity Development: Complex Solutions for a Complex World

The world is changing fast – and with it, the very ideaof development assistance. It used to be that only a certain set of wealthy, developed countries provided aid to developing countries. But today, countries like China, India, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and others are also more

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Capacity development levers of change

 This poster illustrates the capacity development drivers of change as institutional arrangements, leadership, knowledge and accountability. more

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Capacity is Development global poster

 This poster illustrates the work of UNDP on capacity development at three levels as enabling environment, organizational and individual. more

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Case Study on UNDP's Partnership with the Global Fund in Liberia

This publication documents the successful partnership in Liberia among UNDP, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The report shares successes and lessons learned in programme implementation, service delivery and capacity more

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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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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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