In Bhutan, triple processes of local development planning, decentralization and democratization are being supported with functional capacity development of newly elected local officials, backed up by improved ICT and a block grant facility for sub-district local government (Partner: Gross National Happiness Commission).
2nd Annual Asia Regional Capacity Development Learning Week
The 2nd Annual Asia Regional Capacity Development Learning Week was held in Manila, the Philippines, from 24-28 May 2010. Organized under the title “Reducing Poverty; Delivering Services”, the underlying theme of the 2010 CD Learning Week (CDLW) involved a focus on capacity development strategies at the sub-national level, and a careful consideration of the effective approaches to strengthening institutions that deliver on development at the local level. With representation from 17 countries in the Asia region, the Learning Week was a partnership initiative of the regional CD team (UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok); SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, UNDP Philippines, and the Galing Pook Foundation.