Local Development

  • Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation
    Jun 1, 2010

    This brochure explains UNDP’s Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation (GPCBA) in partnership with governments, civil society and philanthropic donors. The brochure also highlights several success stories, goals and aims of the initiative, and key sectors of adaptation.

  • Jun 1, 2001

    This policy note provides an overview of UNDP’s policy and engagement with indigenous peoples based on its mandate from the Charter of the United Nations. This note is the result of a series of consultations with numerous representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations (IPOs) worldwide as well as with UNDP staff.

  • Mar 15, 2010

    This report aims to provide in-depth information on the UNDP Community Water Initiative, which has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. This report also highlights some country case studies and activities that provide current water security and community development benefits.

  • Jul 15, 2010

    This guidance note conceptualizes an operational strategy to integrate Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) within UNDP’s practice areas and programs and recommends possible means of implementation. It builds upon the strategic direction envisioned for the program from its outset, and lessons learnt from the regional consultations in the first phase.

  • Jun 15, 2008

    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 to how to engage indigenous peoples and include their perspectives in development processes.

  • Nov 17, 2010

    This note presents guidance on the key elements of effective stakeholder engagement in the context of REDD+ readiness for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the UN-REDD Programme. It outlines principles for effective participation and consultation, operational guidelines, and practical “how-to” guidance on planning and implementing consultations.

  • Integrating Human Rights into Energy and Environment Programming
    May 15, 2005

    This reference paper explains the relevance of human rights to energy and environment programmes, introducing the main theoretical issues related to human rights and energy and environment. It also identifies the strategic entry points for integrating human rights into programming

  • COMPACT: Engaging local communities in stewardship of protected areas
    Sep 13, 2011

    This publication highlights the work of Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT) and demonstrates how community-based initiatives can significantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in and around World Heritage Sites through several country cases.

  • Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations: A Global Programme Partnership Proposal
  • Community Water Initiative - Delivering water and sanitation to poor communities
    Aug 30, 2012

    Community Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. It is rooted in the strong belief that local management and community initiatives play a key role in ensuring and sustaining the success of enhancing water supply and sanitation services to poor communities.

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