Capacity Development

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Fast Facts: Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery

Effective delivery of basic services, particularly to the poor, is a key to success in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).  These services include safe water supply, sanitation, energy, primary education and health care.  Furthermore, statistics show that women, more

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Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation

This brochure explains UNDP’s Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation (GPCBA) in partnership with governments, civil society and philanthropic donors. The brochure also highlights several success stories, goals and aims of the initiative, and key sectors of adaptation. more

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Guidance Note: UNDP's Role in Achieving MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

This Guidance Note describes and explains UNDP’s role in supporting key  partners to accelerate and sustain progress on MDG 5. It outlines three pillars of UNDP action to improve maternal and reproductive health; highlights initial lessons learned from UNDP efforts in this area; and offers more

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Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change

This advance document of the updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook (TNA) provides a detailed framework for the development and implementation of technology needs assessments and in particular in the development of technology programmes and strategies in developing countries. more

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Implementing-the-Paris-Declaration-on-Aid-Effectiveness

UNDP’s engagement on capacity development and strengthening ownership UNDP’s involvement in the Paris Declaration process is two-pronged: 1) to engage on development cooperation issues, specifically the quality of aid, within the context of the achievement of the MDGs and other internationally more

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Integrating Human Rights into Energy and Environment Programming

 This reference paper explains the relevance of human rights to energy and environment programmes, introducing the main theoretical issues related to human rights and energy and environment. It also identifies the strategic entry points for integrating human rights into programming more

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Integrating Legal Empowerment of the Poor in UNDP’s Work

This guidance note conceptualizes an operational strategy to integrate Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) within UNDP’s practice areas and programs and recommends possible means of implementation. It builds upon the strategic direction envisioned for the program from its outset, and lessons learnt more

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Knowledge Services and Learning

This Note is one in a series of papers examining various aspects of capacity development, and addresses the role that could be played by UNDP and interested development partners, specifically in knowledge services and learning. Within this Capacity Development strategy for Knowledge Services and more

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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 the more

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Leadership Development: Leading Transformations at the Local Level

This document provides specific evidence of existing leadership programmes, primarily within international multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organisations, and examines the array of methodologies and materials currently in use. It also focuses on local leadership development since this more

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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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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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Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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