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Leadership is not synonymous with a position of authority; it can also be informal and be held at many levels. Although leadership is most commonly associated with an individual leader, from a village elder to a country's prime minister, it equally exists within a government unit that takes the lead in pushing for public administration reform, or in large social movements that bring about society-wide change.

UNDP and its network of partners support national stakeholders through the following services:

  • Support to joint visioning exercises, systems thinking, priority setting and strategic planning.
  • Support to coalition management through process facilitation, identification and support to champions and change agents, developing negotiation and confidence building skills.
  • Facilitation of leadership development through developing transformation and risk management skills.
  • Support to the design of coaching and mentoring programmes for attracting and retaining leadership capacities and promoting ethics and values, for example, for young leaders.
  • Support to the creation of career management systems, including incentives for good leadership, and policies for succession planning.
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