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  • In Ecuador, under the aegis of the Dialogue 21 programme, information and communication tools have created room for a public discourse that has brought together social, political, governmental and economic forces around sustainable human development. Together, a spectrum of people have built consensus in a crisis situation, engendering trust and changing previously confrontational and suspicious mindsets. External agencies played a facilitating role, used flexible and adaptive aid instruments,...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • When Daviz Simango took office in 2003 as the mayor of Beira, Mozambique’s second most prominent city, the odds were stacked against him. A member of the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO, or the Mozambique Resistance Movement), Simango was one of just five opposition mayors in the country.  Mozambique’s long and bitter civil war between RENAMO, a guerrilla movement at the time, and the ruling party, the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO, or the Liberation...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • Four years ago, the county authorities of Kapoeta North did not have an office building, let alone a water and sanitation department. The local authority from the remote region of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state was literally operating from under a tree. At the time of its establishment, the county was one of the regions with the highest cases of the painful guinea worm parasite in the world. In addition, diseases such worms, scabies, eye infections and diarrhoea were still...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • The national budget of the Government of Rwanda (GoR) is highly dependent on external funding or aid, from donors and other sources. In 2007 the net Official Development Assistance (ODA)1 was USD 713 million. Following the aftermath of the 1994 civil war and genocide, the government looked towards its multilateral partners for support in developing a system to more effectively manage and coordinate aid. The UN were perceived as an appropriate trusted, neutral partner for (i) the provision of...
    UNDP Capacity is Development: Stories of Institutions 2010
  • Of the 14,700 internally displaced families who left the 65 camps and transitional shelters, the MSS/UNDP Dialogue Teams supported in 2009 10,000 families, comprising 70,000 individuals, through preparatory meetings, community dialogues and mediations. No major incidents were reported despite complex political, social and administrative challenges. The dismissal of one-third of the army and prolonged social tensions and political divisions led to the civil unrest in 2006/ 2007. By the time...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO) launched a project (UNDP). HEDO approached the work by social mobilization to change the attitudes of the community about the benefits can get from the forest without timber felling. HEDO introduced to the community to get believable benefits from the forest without timber felling. The villages around the forest was there off grid of the electricity area.They had not have opportunity to access any electrical instrument there. By implementing...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El gobierno actual se propuso desarrollar una gestión pública incluyente y culturalmente sensible hacia los pueblos indígenas. El PNUD, articulado con organizaciones de los pueblos indígenas y ONGs que desarrollan tareas en comunidades indígenas, propició un proceso de fortalecimiento de capacidades en estes públicos. Al inicio del periodo 2008/2013 se comenzó a vislumbrar en la agenda pública un discurso altamente incluyente hacia los pueblos indígenas. Sin embargo, se han evidenciado...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • First Steps is a Christian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea. Since North Korea is suffering from food and energy shortages, First Steps introduced soymilk processing machines that do not require electricity. Currently, more than 80,000 children are daily benefitting from the program. First Steps is a Christian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea through programs which provide...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Tsunami combined with the end of the 30-year conflict in 2005 had a significant impact on the Provincial Government. The theme of the recovery was to build back better, however the challenge has been to sustain the recovery in which the Government and international community invested over $6 billion. When the Tsunami hit Aceh in 2004, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) developed a strategy to rebuild back Aceh better than before the Tsunami. However, thirty years of conflict had severely...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Save the children USA through local NGO partners has implemented to empower women to enable them take new leadership. This case describes the success of the courageous, HIV positive women and how women are capable to take new roles of leadership. The greater and meaningful involvement of HIV-positive people has recently been adopted and promoted in Ethiopia. Though women are disproportionately infected and affected by HIV and the majority of members of PLHIV organizations are female, men are...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • A program to develop the capacity of individuals and organisations to contribute effectively to national and regional HIV responses through long term partnerships and linkages between organisations in the Asia and Pacific regions. The HIV Consortium for Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific is a collaboration of nine Australian HIV organisations formed to foster strategic partnerships and linkages between Australia and the Asia and Pacific regions. The HIV Consortium is implementing the Regional...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Proyecto iniciado en 2007 en el marco del Sistema Interamericano de Metrología (SIM). Objetivos: Fortalecer la cooperación regional Ampliar la capacidad técnica de los Institutos Nacionales de Metrología de Bolivia y Perú Contribuir a la eficiencia del mercado de gas natural y a la protección del consumidor Potenciar los servicios de referencia para asistir a consumidores, empresas de suministro de gas y autoridades reguladoras de Bolivia y Perú.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Nitish Kumar was elected chief minister of Bihar, India’s poorest state, in December 2005, when the state’s government was weighed down by two decades of institutional decline, widespread lawlessness and a society deeply divided by caste and religion. Improving law and order was a major priority of his new government. The main challenges were rampant criminal activity that curtailed social and economic life, a short-staffed and under-motivated police force, widespread...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • A small NGO, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), led an initiative to challenge local government functionaries on disbursements of drought relief funds, and ended up carrying out one of the most energetic civil society campaigns in recent Indian history. It began with researchers sifting for information on projected disbursements as they appeared in government records. These were then corroborated by asking labourers and villagers how much they had actually received, or whether construction...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • In 1989, the Africa Training and Management Services Project was established to build management capacity in Africa’s private sector. A relatively complicated architecture was put together, resulting in a limited liability company to implement the project, and a foundation to mobilize and dispense funds. With support from multilateral development institutions, bilateral donors and the private sector, the initiative has now seconded experienced managers and set up management development...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Descentralización territorial y Participación Ciudadana, desafíos para un país de renta media caracterizado por 150 años de centralismo. El cambio exitoso de política institucional radica en el respeto y reconocimiento de las identidades locales. El Proyecto I pretendió contribuir con ello. Uruguay, país de ingreso medio con 3 millones de habitantes, se postuló para ser uno de los ocho países piloto en la experiencia “Unidos en la Acción” (2007-2010), el único de Latinoamérica. Esta...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Se propuso fortalecer capacidades de instituciones responsables del proceso de recuperación, facilitando la articulación de actores e iniciativas. Se brindó asistencia técnica promoviendo dinámicas de coordinación, sensibilización y capacitación; y enfoques de riesgo y género en instrumentos de decisión. Esta experiencia se desarrolla en las provincias de Ica, Pisco, Chincha y Cañete impactadas por el sismo de 7.9° (ML), ocurrido el 15 de agosto del 2007. La región posee una significativa...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The case story describes UNDP Myanmar’s experience of working with more than 5000 self reliance groups and how the investments in capacity development complemented by livelihood support have influenced the lives of more than 50,000 women. The concept of Self Reliance Group (SRG) was introduced in 1998 based on the Indian NGO Myrada model of Self Help Groups. Currently there are more than 5,000 SRGs in Myanmar facilitated by UNDP through its projects. The objective of working through the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Local governing bodies in India are hamstrung by a paucity of independent sources of funds which prevent them from fulfilling actual needs of the community. The case describes a Panchayat in India which developed innovative ways to gather funds by instituting taxation. Decentralization is a vital means to achieve greater impact in combating poverty as decentralized Governments are likely to be closer and responsive to the needs of the poor. There is a need for the basic rural unit, the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Cserehat Programme has helped to develop capacities of disadvantaged Roma communities living on the border between Hungary and Slovakia to take an active role in local development. It also helped to develop the capacities of local and national authorities to address complex development challenges related to social exclusion. The Cserehat Area Based Development Programme was launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in Hungary together with UNDP in 2005, and has a programme budget...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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