Participatory Local Development

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Changing Policy and Practice from Below

This study includes nine case studies that illustrate how community groups can be mobilize and helped to utilize their social capital for achieving sustainable development benefits of different kinds. Three functions are described – articulating citizens’ interests, defending citizens’ rights, andmore

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Civil Society Engagement in PSIA Processes: A Review

Civil Society Engagement in PSIA Processes: A Review (2007), a study commissioned by UNDP and prepared by the Overseas Development Institute, calls for broader national participation in Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) processes. The paper draws on a review of the international literaturemore

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Civil Society Perspectives on the MDGs

This document from 2004 is a collection of essays from civil society actors on the implication of the MDGs on their work. Topics include the intersection of the MDGs and the women's movement, WTO rules, poverty and the environment, and indigenous peoples. more

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Going Local to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

Going Local to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (2009) describes the experiences of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and UNDP in supporting local efforts to achieve the MDGs, by promoting local ownership, understanding local needs and trends, and fostering collaboration betweenmore

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Green Jobs for Women and Youth: What Can Local Governments Do?

The understanding of the vulnerability of natural systems and its impact on human development has led to greater efforts to include climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the policy making process of many countries as well as at the highest level fora to inform both internationalmore

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Guidance Note: Scaling Up Development Programmes

Many Development organizations, national and local governments and civil society organizations are faced with the issue of scaling up development interventions- the main questions raised time and again are: a) what should be scaled up, and how it can be scaled up; b) is there a strong reason for amore

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Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals

This primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the Millennium Development Goals in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so. more

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Poverty Reduction and Human Rights

The scope of thinking about concepts and content of development and the definition of poverty is steadily moving towards a human rights-based vision. Individual entitlements, capabilities, freedoms and rights are emphasized more than ever before. more

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Poverty Thematic Trust Fund 2011 Annual Report

The Poverty Thematic Trust Fund (PTTF) has been a catalytic support to country, regional and global projects for poverty reduction for over a decade. During the past two years, the PTTF has funded 28 country projects, six regional initiatives and global policy advisory services.   This reportmore

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Programme Design Questions for Scaling up Development Innovations for Transformational Change

Scaling up development innovations to achieve transformational change is about enhancing development effectiveness. Various evaluations have suggested UNDP and other development partners to support scaling-up of successful pilot initiatives to achieve efficient, effective and sustainablemore