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21 Jul 2014
Social, economic and political processes are complex, and happen differently at varying speeds in different contexts. Reforms of the public sector have all too often mixed results given that: i) change initiatives are usually politically sensitive; ii) as a result, implementation is complex and all too often ends in failure; and iii) not enough is known about ‘what really works’.
This new book, published in connection with the UN Public Service Forum 2014, presents a range of experience in national public service reform, transparency, accountability and inclusive growth and e-government. It features winners of the UN Public Service Awards 2014, independent thought leadership pieces and case studies, and a reference section with information on each of the 193 UN member states.
16 Jul 2014
Development Marketplace, a World Bank competitive grant program that identifies and funds innovative, early stage development projects, announces nine winners of the 2014 India Development Marketplace competition. Winners will receive grant funding up to US$150,000 and access to tailored capacity development programs to assist them to scale up and replicate their programs. Winners include projects on financial inclusion, rural capabilities, healthcare, water and sanitation, support for disabled people, and education. See the Development Marketplace website for more information.
19 Jun 2014
A recording of this webinar which took place on 26 June is now available. The Center for International Media Assistance in partnership with LenCD organised a live online discussion about raising the profile of media in the context of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. This interactive discussion for both newcomers to the media development field and seasoned professionals addressed strategies the international community is using to put media on the development agenda.
Mark Nelson is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development.
Quinn McKew is the Deputy Executive Director at Article 19. She is responsible for global operations and governance including the integration of 8 regional offices and 50+ regional partner organizations.
Magnus Ag is Advocacy and Communications Officer at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
18 Jun 2014
DiploFoundation is now accepting applications the online course in capacity development based on the LenCD Learning Package. The first session of the course ran in 2013 with 21 participants and was highly successful. The next session will take place in October but the deadline for applications is 1 September. The course runs over nine weeks and is based on a collaborative approach to learning, involving a high level of interaction with lecturers, guest experts, and the other participants. The course will be of interest to practitioners of capacity development and other professionals working in the development field who plan to start working specifically in capacity development. More details are available on DiploFoundation's web site.
09 Jun 2014
3ie has launched a new Impact Evaluation Repository with nearly 2,400 impact evaluations. Designed for policymakers and researchers, it is a valuable source of rigorous evidence of what works, how, why and at what cost in development. The repository includes impact evaluations of development programmes in low- and middle-income countries selected using rigorous inclusion criteria, and must have been published as journal articles, book chapters, reports or working papers. Studies in the repository use both experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies.
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In 2002 government of Caazapá department and municipalities started a learning and capacity building process for regional development, which converted them in acceptable partners of businessmen....
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United Nations Guidance Note for Effective Use and Development of National Capacity in Post-Conflict ContextsAs countries emerge from conflict they often face a critical shortage of civilian capacity. “The journey from war to sustainable peace is not possible in the absence of stronger civilian...