Capacity Development

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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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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 of more

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Leadership for Human Development

The purpose of this guide is to provide UNDP country office staff and other development practitioners with a review of key methodologies and practices in leadership development, with an emphasis on local level ownership and links with national development policies, plans and budgets. more

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Mainstreaming Climate Change in National Development Processes and UN Country Programming

UNDP provides policy and capacity development servies on climate change to support developing countries to respond to climate change impacts and to integrate climate risks into national planning and UN programming.  Through these services, UNDP supports national and sub-national governments to more

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Measuring Capacity

This paper helps development practitioners unbundle the question, "what is the measure of capacity?" The paper presents a framework for better defining, capturing and communicating capacity development results. The framework begins with the end in mind – national development goals. The more

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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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Moving Towards Use of Country Systems for Procurement in Bangladesh

The case study describes the challenges of assessing capacity with a view to aligning with national procurement systems. more

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Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Processes

MSEPs can be important vehicles for capacity development and empowerment. This paper focuses on key elements for success, ranging from the enabling environment to capacity requirements for effective engagement. The paper also looks at the issue of monitoring and evaluation, and concludes with a more

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Municipal Capacity Building in Public-Private Partnerships

This sourcebook provides a series of considerations and tools that will facilitate making both governance and government more effective. It allows municipalities to tailor their approach through more informed analysis of the problems that they face and the options that are possible. 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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