Capacity Development

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Does Capacity Matter? Capacity Development Group Report 2009

This publication provides trends and programme engagement at country level, which looks at capacity development as a continuum of results and shares the initiatives and learning across themes and regions as well as throughout the United Nations system.more

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Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change

The Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) programme seeks to encourage systemic change in national adaptation-related policy through evidence based results from a portfolio of community-driven climate change risk management projects. The programme promotes global learning related to community adaptationmore

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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 alsomore

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CBD: Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising Communities

This report elaborates on how various communities in a range of ecosystems share the benefits derived from economic activities and how that affects their ability to meet their needs and ensure social and economic well-being. This report also focuses on inter- and intra-community equity in economicmore

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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 – amore

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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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UNDP Capacity Development Presentation - August 2009

This presentation provides an overview of UNDP’s approach to supporting capacity development.more

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UNDP Capacity Assessment Presentation_August 2009

This presentation provides an overview of UNDP’s capacity assessment methodology.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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Bangladesh: Linking Procurement to the Millennium Development Goals

The following tells the story of a community in Bangladesh which not only demonstrates true progress in achieving one of the Millennium Development Goals, but also where a number of the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness are being followed, thus allowing the local community tomore

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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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