Local Development

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The Power of Local Action: Learning from Communities on the Frontlines of Sustainable Development

Some of the clearest examples of sustainable development can be seen at the local level in community-driven initiatives centered around the sustainable use of local ecosystems.  In the last 20 years, UNDP has compiled an impressive archive of cases that reveal the kinds of development outcomesmore

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The Power of Local Action: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator Prize

The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Since 2002, the Equator Prize has been awarded to 127more

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UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

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 providemore

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UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

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 providemore

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UNDP and Indigenous Peoples: A Policy of Engagement

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 wellmore

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UNDP’s Local Capacity Strategy

The Strategy presents a vision for how UNDP can approach, prioritize, and integrate its work to create the enabling conditions for effective local action and to greatly speed the scale-up of local-level best practices. It is designed to elucidate and strengthen how UNDP works with and supportsmore

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User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance

Water governance has emerged as one of the most critical areas in the context of sustainable water resources development and services, necessary to respond to global water shortages – a crisis which is not about having too little water to satisfy our needs, but rather a crisis of managing water andmore

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Voice and Accountability for Human Development

This note highlights the UNDP global strategy to strengthen civil society and civic engagement. This strategy note aims to revitalize the engagement of UNDP with civil society and its organizations by seeking to bring about a fundamental shift in the relationship, geared towards recognizing themore

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World Resources Report 2008: Roots of Resilience

The report argues that properly designed nature-based enterprises can create economic, social, and environmental resilience that cushion the impacts of climate change, especially for the rural poor, and help provide needed social stability. It notes that the efforts that foster resilience chart themore