Participatory Local Development

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Quality Public Service Delivery at the Local Level in the Western Balkans

This study analyses the trends and capacity development challenges of decentralized service delivery in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. more

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Republic of Korea-UNDP MDG Trust Fund Brochure

The Fund supports innovative, catalytic and sustainable approaches for multiplier effects and accelerated progress towards MDG achievement. It also supports UNDP’s efforts to build and lead a strategic coalition of partners to shape the post-2015 development agenda through global mobilization andmore

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Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations

Scaling-up integrated local development innovations is key to achieving sustainable and equitable development, especially when these innovations are driven by national and local governments and actors. In order to best support countries to scale up proven local successes and achievemore

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Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations: A Global Programme Partnership Proposal

With just five years until the 2015 target date, many countries have made substantial progress toward achieving their nationally set targets. Before 2008, many developing countries enjoyed strong economic growth that helped reduce poverty and strengthen public service delivery. Even with the recentmore

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Scaling up Islamic Microfinance in Bangladesh through the Private Sector: Experience of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL)

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, a private sector Islamic bank, developed the Rural Development Scheme (RDS), an innovative Islamic microfinance channel to answer the demand of the rural Muslim poor in Bangladesh who were left out from conventional micro financing due to religious beliefs. This casemore

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Scaling up Local Innovations for Transformational Change

Scaling up local development initiatives are important for achieving the MDGs and human development. While significant progress has been made towards meeting the MDG targets globally, large disparities still persist within countries. Poverty remains concentrated in rural areas and urban slums, andmore

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Supporting Capacities for Integrated Local Development

This Practice Note aims to provide a concise overview of the capacity challenges involved in local development and potential ways to address them. The Note provides a point of reference for discerning where capacity development investments and efforts could be focused, rather than set solutions ormore

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Millennium Development Goals-based National Development Strategies: Training Modules

This training course from 2007 provides guidance to UN Country Teams and their development partners on the key areas and entry points for working with civil society to design an MDG-based national development strategy. It is a tool to help engage civil society at each stage of the policy process -more

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UNDP and Civil Society Organizations: A Policy of Engagement

UNDP and Civil Society Organization: A Policy of Engagement (2001) provides set of principles to guide UNDP engagement with CSOs, and highlights policy and programmatic implications. more

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UNDP and Civil Society Organizations: Partners in Development

The publication UNDP and Civil Society Organizations: Partners in Development (2003) documents good practices of UNDP/CSO partnerships working in various focus areas of UNDP such as Democratic Governance, HIV/AIDS, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment andmore