Regional Learning Event on Local Incentive Mechanisms
This short article summarizes the highlights of a regional learning event in November 2009 that was organized in Negros Oriental, Philippines, to promote dialogue and exchange of experiences on local capacity development incentive mechanisms.
Indonesia: Assessing Gender Responsive Local Capacity Development
This study presents important research on the Indonesian experience of gender responsive capacity development at the local level. While sub-national governments in Indonesia are increasingly responsible for delivering a wide range of basic services to local communities, many lack the capacities to meet all the requirements of their roles and functions. This report makes clear why it is important to adopt a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and rectifying these capacity gaps in Indonesia. It also provides some important insights into the kinds of gender responsive capacity development programs that have been initiated in Indonesia as well assessing which of these have worked and why.
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.