Knowledge products highlighting best practices developed from the UNDP/SNV partnership’s non-monetary incentives programme in the Philippines to improve local government performance.
Exchanging knowledge from the region and beyond
An important objective of The Power of How initiative in Asia has been the gathering and sharing of evidence on the “state of play” of local capacity development in the region. This evidence base has been collected with a view to supporting the argument that capacity development cannot be ignored if the MDGs are to be achieved. It also provides a baseline of information on how local capacity development is being undertaken in the region: how are capacity development activities defined? What level of resources are being spent, and by whom? What capacity development approaches have worked and not worked?
This following resources, a mix of both print and audio-visual media, represent a culmination of this process of evidence gathering and analysis undertaken through the UNDP and SNV capacity development initiative beginning in 2006 in the Asia region.
This process of gathering, collating, analyzing and sharing knowledge on capacity development has taken place through regional learning events; desk research; specific country initiatives and pilots; field research in select countries; video interviews; and the production of a documentary film illustrating the process and impact of local capacity development in several Asian countries.
While far from exhaustive, it is hoped that this compendium of resources will further the learning, debate, and dialogue on CD and will be of benefit to a wide audience that includes stakeholders, policymakers, government and civil society partners, international partners, and development practitioners.
Studies commissioned under the UNDP and SNV regional initiative currently covering six countries in the region to review and analyze broad trends in capacity development at the local level.
Reports from Bhutan, Lao PDR, Nepal and Viet Nam on the national-local linkages in development planning and implementation, and on strengthening local-level capacities for achieving the MDGs developed under the UNDP and SNV partnership.
Background and policy papers also produced under the UNDP and SNV initiative.
Outcomes of Asia regional dialogues, workshops, and knowledge exchanges convening policymakers, civil society partners, government representatives, and CD experts and practitioners.
Videos produced under the UNDP and SNV partnership initiative.
A compilation of other external resources relevant to the field of capacity development.