Capacity Development

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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 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 improvingmore

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Leadership Trust and Legitimacy in Southern Sudan Transition After 2005

This paper explores what Southern Sudan’s leadership did in response to the challenge of building trust and legitimacy during a period of transition out of conflict to peace and what lessons can be drawn from the case. 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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UNDP’s Local Capacity Strategy

The Strategy presents a vision for how UNDP can approach, prioritize, and integrate its work to create the enabling conditions for effective local action and to greatly speed the scale-up of local-level best practices. It is designed to elucidate and strengthen how UNDP works with and supportsmore

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National Capacity Self-Assessment Synthesis Report

The report summarizes the challenges and opportunities experienced by countries in meeting their commitments under the Rio Conventions, as well as areas where more effort could yield better progress. It reveals the countries' top five capacity development needs to implement the internationalmore

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Ecosystems, Climate Change and the Millennium Development Goals

This working paper sets out a framework to scale up locally-driven solutions to ecosystem decline, climate change and poverty. Its thesis is that local actors are the most effective drivers of change at the local level, and that empowering local organizations to carry out their own initiatives ismore

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Monitoring Guidelines of Capacity Development in GEF Projects

This publication outlines guidelines and a set of indicators to assess capacities built to achieve environmental sustainability. 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

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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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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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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