UNDP’s capacity development priorities focus on scaling up national and local capacities for more sustainable and integrated development results, to address the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals. Ensuring that capacity diagnostics and strategies permeate all stages of the development process, to address the demands on a country’s planning, resource management and policy making capacities, as well as its institutional and service delivery structures, is at the heart of the work underway.
About the partnership
The specific objective of the UNDP and SNV regional initiative in Asia is to engage partner governments on the issue of dedicated investments of time, and human and financial resources, specifically for capacity development, and especially at the local level. To this end, a process of dialogue and advocacy with partner governments, based on hard evidence, has been conceived.
SNV is an international development organisation of Dutch origin with over 40 years of experience, currently working in 32 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans, with an increasing presence of national advisors in-country. SNV supports national and local actors within government, civil society and the private sector to find and implement local solutions to social and economic development challenges. SNV stimulates and sets the framework for the poor to strengthen their capacities and escape poverty, by facilitating knowledge development, brokering, networking and advocacy at national and international level. Partnerships with other development agencies and the private sector are key to SNV’s approach.