Capacity Development

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Practitioner's Guide: Capacity Development for Environmental Sustainability

Capacity development and environmental sustainability are both central to UNDP’s mandate and programming.The purpose of this Practitioner’s Guide is to provide practical guidance to UNDP staff, partner countriesand other development partners on the nature of environmental capacity and how tomore

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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 capacitymore

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Draft Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness

This note presents guidance on the key elements of effective stakeholder engagement in the context of REDD+ readiness for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the UN-REDD Programme. It outlines principles for effective participation and consultation, operational guidelines, and practicalmore

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Latin America and the Caribbean Human Development Report 2010

The Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010 champions a new approach to understanding and tackling the prevailing inequality in terms of human development plaguing Latin American and Caribbean countries. The report is divided into six chapters, which explore themore

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UNDP Procurement Capacity Assessment User's Guide

This document provides UNDP and other development practitioners with an overview of UNDP’s approach to Procurement Capacity Assessment. The user’s guide includes a step-by-step guide to conducting a procurement capacity assessment using the Procurement Capacity Assessment Tool which is in line withmore

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Aid Information Management Systems in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

This comparative study reviews existing experiences, lessons learned and good practices regarding the establishment of the Aid Information Management System (AIMS) in selected post-conflict and fragile situations. It compares and analyses the usage of AIMS in Burundi, the Central African Republicmore

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Ownership, Leadership and Transformation (Executive Summary)

This is the third and final book in a series that includes: Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems (2001) and Developing Capacity Through Technical Cooperation (2002). This third publication bridges the conceptual foundations of CD and the difficulties and practical realities inmore

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Ownership, Leadership and Transformation (Full Text)

This volume, the third and final book in a series, explores the operational implications, from the standpoint of capacity development, for dealing with longstanding development dilemmas. It also addresses head on some of the most problematic issues related to incentives, such as compensationmore

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Triangulating Success: Building Post-Crisis Capacity in the Solomon Islands

This note pulls together observations from a review of four projects in the Solomon Islands that have been referred to as “successful capacity building” or “successful approaches to capacity building”. more

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Leadership and Change In Post-Conflict States - Lessons From Liberia

This paper represents an effort to understand how leadership can facilitate change in post conflict environments. It focuses on two questions: (1) How leaders manage citizen expectations while ensuring trust and legitimacy; and (2) What allows leaders to transform societies in the aftermath ofmore

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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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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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