Capacity Development

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Mutual Accountability Mechanisms

This note makes the case that strengthening accountability is a critical capacity development strategy. The capacity of any system requires appropriate feedback loops to self-regulate, adapt and effectively achieve its objectives. This applies to living organisms and people, to organisations and to more

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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 international more

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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 in more

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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 compensation more

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PPP for Basic Services Delivery (Human Development Viewpoint)

Supporting formal and inclusive tripartite partnerships at the local level between government, business and communities is an effective way to unleash local development and alleviate poverty by increasing poor people's access to basic services. more

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Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Statement from the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Paris on 28 February – 02 March, 2005. more

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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 to more

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Public Service Management and the Post 2015 Agenda

This paper was prepared as part of a horizon scanning exercise which informed the strategic focus of the new UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence at Singapore. It was discussed by experts and practitioners as part of the first Public Service Dialogue organized by the Centre on 5th March more

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Public Service Reforms: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

This paper was prepared as part of a horizon scanning exercise which informed the strategic focus of the new UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence at Singapore. It was discussed by experts and practitioners as part of the first Public Service Dialogue organized by the Centre on 5th March more

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Realizing Africa's Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity

This report, prepared by UNDP's African Facility for Inclusive Markets, describes the status of inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa and the ecosystems underlying the enterprises and entrepreneurs driving such approaches. It identifies promising opportunities in strengthening these ecosystems, 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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