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Developing Capacity Through Technical Cooperation (Full Text)

Developing Capacity Through Technical Cooperation: Country Experiences is the second in a series of studies exploring the fundamentals of capacity development and the role of external cooperation. It provides concrete inputs to rethinking technical cooperation for today's challenges based on sixmore

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Development Policy Journal--Special Issue on Technical Cooperation

This second issue contains articles by experts and practitioners involved in UNDP's Reforming Technical Cooperation for Capacity Development initiative. Some articles examine the basic premises of technical cooperation while others look at the question mainly from the either the donor or themore

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Development Policy Journal: Capacity for Sustainable Development

With this inaugural issue of the Development Policy Journal, UNDP is launching a new forum for presenting ideas on applied policies. This issue brings together five papers which derive from UNDP's experience with the Capacity 21 initiative and a sixth paper which looks to the future, anticipatingmore

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Development Policy Journal: MDGs. Volume 3

The third issue of the Development Policy Journal brings together into a single publication recent articles written by and for UNDP on the Millennium Development Goals. more

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Disability Rights: The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD)

The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) is a unique collaborative effort that brings together UN entities, governments, Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) and the broader civil society to advance disability rights around the world. In particular, themore

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Domestic Resource Mobilization, Fiscal Space, and the MDGs

The first in a series of discussion paper on MDGs and debt, this paper argues that domestic resource mobilization is an important alternative to external borrowing. Examining two forms of domestic resource mobilization, tax revenues and domestic borrowing, it concludes with findings and policymore

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Ebola response in Guinea

As the number of Ebola virus disease cases (EVD) and fatalities continues to rise in Guinea, the government has launched a National Response Plan to implement immediate life-saving interventions through the national health system, with support from the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Responsemore

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Employing India: Guaranteeing Jobs for the Rural Poor

India’s rural employment guarantee is a milestone in social policy and employment creation. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was mandated in 2005 to implement an ambitious, demand-driven employment-creation program to benefit the rural poor through projects that improvemore

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Employment Policies for Sustainable Development: The Experience of Ghana

The impact of structural adjustment programs in many Sub-Saharan African countries on unemployment and poverty in the short-run has been weak due to the partial and fragmented nature of the policies. more

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Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainablemore