In Lao PDR, the aim has been to develop a system to monitor and report on socio-economic development plan progress at the district and village level in three pilot provinces, developing capacity to implement the system and use it for improved planning of service delivery at the community level, to be scaled up to all provinces (Partner: Ministry of Planning and Investment).
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.