Capacity Development

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Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

This Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. It is designed to provide United Nations Country Teams with guidance as more

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Restoration of local governance and re-establishment of service delivery

UNDP is supporting the Government of the Philippines to develop participatory recovery plans and restore the capacities of the local government to enable them to re-establish public service delivery in typhoon-affected regions.   UNDP will also provide the local governments with support and more

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Role of Aid Management Systems

This paper describes how aid information management systems support all aspects of implementing the Paris Declaration and good practice in selecting and implementing such systems, based on several years’ experience in a variety of country situations. more

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SADC Regional Development Report 2000

The Regional Human Development Reports serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the SADC Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as more

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Starting a Pro-Poor Public- Private Partnership for a Basic Urban Service

The Guideline provides steps to make sure the main features of an effective pro-poor PPP are built in from the start. Do’s and Don’ts are raised from the experience of what works well and what does not. Examples and cases of pro-poor PPPs in practice are also given. Examples are provided of PPP more

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Support Capacity Development: The UNDP Approach

This resource articulates a series of UNDP policy statements and services in support of capacity development efforts at global, regional and country levels. The statements of policy and the provision of these services are supported by research and analysis of capacity development theory, data more

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Supporting Transformational Change

The purpose of this report is to reflect on UNDP’s experience of development cooperation over the past 50 years, and to extract some common themes and general lessons about development cooperation for the future. The report makes the case that development is a long-term proposition and is seldom more

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The Role of UNDP in the Changing Aid Environment at the Country level

At its June 2008 session, the Executive Board “endorse[d], in principle, a four-year pilot period, starting in September 2008, for enabling UNDP financial contributions to pooled funding and sector budget support, on a case-by-case basis, upon the request of the recipient country and in more

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The Story of an Institution, Series 1, January 2010 [NEW VERSION]

This series aims to capture the national and local institutional transformations, led and driven by the institutions themselves, many of which UNDP has supported over the years at the country level. more

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Triangulating Success: Building Post-Crisis Capacity in the Solomon Islands

This note pulls together observations from a review of four projects in the Solomon Islands that have been referred to as “successful capacity building” or “successful approaches to capacity building”. 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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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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