Capacity Development

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UNDP Aid Effectiveness Capacity Development Compendium

A compendium of needs identified, lessons learnt and good practices on aid effectiveness. more

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UNDG Response to the Changing Aid Environment

The UNDG Working Group on Aid Effectiveness prepared this paper based on country-level experience and the lessons learned from various activities. The purpose of this paper is to guide United Nations positioning at the country level in the changing aid environment. The paper is intended for allmore

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UNDP Enhancing the Capacities of Asian Young Leaders

Participants in UNDP's Asian Young Leaders in Governance (AYLG) were trained on systems thinking for transformational change, cross-cultural communications and leadership, conflict resolution and negotiation, and leadership styles tools, as well as on anti-corruption and leadership, gender andmore

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Leadership Development: Leading Transformations at the Local Level

This document provides specific evidence of existing leadership programmes, primarily within international multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organisations, and examines the array of methodologies and materials currently in use. It also focuses on local leadership development since thismore

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Knowledge Services and Learning

This Note is one in a series of papers examining various aspects of capacity development, and addresses the role that could be played by UNDP and interested development partners, specifically in knowledge services and learning. Within this Capacity Development strategy for Knowledge Services andmore

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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 tomore

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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 amore

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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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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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UNDP Annual Report 2006

With the advent of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the years prior to 2006 had seen UNDP scale up its activities in a major way.  2005 was an important year for the development agenda, with the international community reaffirming its commitment to the MDGs.  Recent years havemore

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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Our work on Capacity Development
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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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Knowledge Exchange
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Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge

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