All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Capacity Development in a Post-Conflict Context: The Case of Liberia

[Viewpoint by Cleophas Torori and Lisa Reinarz, Capacity Development Team, UNDP Liberia] Capacity development in a post conflict context must proceed not only from an assessment of needs but also from an assessment of extant capabilities, taking into account the “social capital”. more

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Capacity Development: Complex Solutions for a Complex World

The world is changing fast – and with it, the very ideaof development assistance. It used to be that only a certain set of wealthy, developed countries provided aid to developing countries. But today, countries like China, India, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and others are also more

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Capacity development levers of change

 This poster illustrates the capacity development drivers of change as institutional arrangements, leadership, knowledge and accountability. more

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Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems (Executive Summary)

This book presents a vision that builds on new possibilities for knowledge-sharing. A team of eminent development professionals and economists examine the achievements of technical cooperation and offer recommendations for reform in the context of globalisation, democratisation, the information more

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Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems (Full Text)

This book presents a vision that builds on new possibilities for knowledge-sharing. A team of eminent development professionals and economists examine the achievements of technical cooperation and offer recommendations for reform in the context of globalisation, democratisation, the information more

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Capacity is Development global poster

 This poster illustrates the work of UNDP on capacity development at three levels as enabling environment, organizational and individual. more

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Capturing Mineral Revenues in Zambia: Past Trends and Future Prospects

Produced by: UNDP, EU-UN Global Partnership on Land, Natural Resources and Conflict Zambia has been exporting copper for more than a century. The country’s mining sector has undergone significant changes during this period. It was under private hands during the colonial era; under public ownership more

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Case Evidence on 'Brain Gain'

The brief presents case evidence on 'brain gain' as a capacity development response in the context of institutional reform and incentives. It focuses on the main characteristics of existing brain grain initiatives, the challenges faced, and some of the lessons learned from a select number of more

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Case Evidence on 'Ethics and Values in Civil Service Reforms'

This action brief focuses on ways in which ethics and values are promoted in the public service. Three broad approaches – economic, legal, and behavioural – are presented as entry points for effective intervention. The brief examines the role of codes of conduct, education and training more

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Case Evidence on Capacities for Integrated Local Development Planning

This action brief highlights common approaches to local development and related capacity challenges to support integrated local development planning. It provides case evidence on key features of supporting capacity development for facilitating participatory planning through dialogue and more