Nepal: Local Capacity Development: Investments for MDG Localization
Given that limited research has been carried out in Nepal regarding local capacity development, exploring its current status is considered essential for the identification of issues and opportunities. This research study considers the local capacity development challenge as it relates to local needs-based decision making at the sub-national level; resources needed to meet the financial gaps for local capacity development; and improving the effectiveness and accountability of interventions made by various development partners in Nepal.
In Nepal, the project has assisted six districts to improve service delivery and poverty reduction through developing local capacities for improved poverty analysis, participatory and MDG-focused planning, and application of an effective and inclusive monitoring system (Partner: Ministry of Local Development).
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.