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Implementation of the new Gender Action Plan for 2016-20!

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The new Gender Action Plan for 2016-20 (GAP II) establishes gender analysis as mandatory for all new actions ( GAP II and GAP Guidance Note in Annex). Delegations are expected to have carried it out by mid-2016.

Free online courses from the International Monetary Fund

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The Institute for Capacity Development oversees the International Monetary Fund training program on topics spanning macroeconomic analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, macro-financial linkages, balance of payments issues, financial markets and institutions, as well as statistical and legal frameworks in these areas.

See more here:

https://www.edx.org/school/imfx 

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Sectors: Good governance, Public sector management; Thematic: Learning resources; Date: 2016;

Africa Capacity Report 2015

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Sectors: Good governance; Date: 2015;

Online course on Capacity Development

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DiploFoundation and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) recently signed a new memorandum of understanding on training for capacity development.

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Thematic: Learning resources; Date: 2016; Language: EN;

Free edX-Princeton mooc on institutional change

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The course introduces concepts and insights from applied political economy and the science of delivery. Topics include:

  • Reducing delay, error, and diversion of funds in citizen services

  • Using citizen monitoring and community-driven projects to improve services in rural areas

  • Preventing conflicts of interest or self-dealing from blocking institutional reform; building trust and community and changing public expectations

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Thematic: Learning resources; Language: EN;

Update - Crisis in the European neighbourhood

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The current migration crisis in the Mediterranean is a stark reminder of the human cost of conflict. Conflicts have become more difficult to resolve, and the transition for affected countries to greater socio-economic development has become more difficult and costly. This is seen not least in Syria, Libya, South Sudan, the Sahel and Ukraine. 
 

Learn4dev keynotes: Sanjay Pradhan & Duncan Green

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The Learn4dev annual meeting was the perfect occasion to exchange with colleagues on new trends and capacity challenges. Below you will find inspiring keynote messages from two of the guest speakers:

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Thematic: Other donors approaches; Date: 2015; Language: EN;

Capacity development beyond aid

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Capacity development – where people, organisations and society as a whole unleash, strengthen, create, adapt and maintain capacity over time  – has been an elusive challenge.

Capacity Development Events

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The learn4dev Expert Group on Capacity Development (CD) is a learning platform for CD experts to share, reflect and develop CD work and concept development.

http://www.learn4dev.net/expertise/capacity-development/

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Thematic: Human Resources Development, Learning resources; Date: 2014, 2015; Language: EN;

Capacity Building Materials for Budget Work

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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) has posted a number of free materials online for anyone seeking to host workshops on&nb

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Sectors: Good governance, Health; Thematic: Capacity development; Language: EN;

Brussels Briefing 40: Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?

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Watch this Briefing live: The Brussels Development Briefing n.40 on the subject of “Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?” will be held in Brussels at 14h00-18h00 (preceded by lunch 12h00-14h00) on W

Briefing de Bruxelles 40: « Les données : la prochaine révolution pour l’agriculture dans les pays ACP? »

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Suivre en direct ce Briefing : Le Briefing de Bruxelles n.40 sur le sujet « Les données: la prochaine révolution de l’agriculture dans les pays ACP ?« , se tiendra à Bruxelles le mecredi 18 février 2015 de 14h00 à 18h00 (précédé par ledéjeuner, 12h00-14h00) au Secrétariat ACP (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Bruxelles, Salle C).

Africa Capacity Report 2014 released

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© 2014 The African Capacity Building Foundation

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See more here

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Thematic: Capacity development; Date: 2015; Language: EN;
Additional tags: regional integration

Monitoring for sustainable and effective results

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Many Government Organizations (GO), Non Government Organizations (NGO), Business Organiazations and international Aid Agencies work in many countries for social and economical development. There are various types of projects and programs implemented for developing the socio-economic conditions of those countries, especially in developing and under developed countries. Since hundreds of years, the development agencies have been working in many countries only for doing various development issues.

Caribbean Regional Briefing: Enhancing regional trade & Adding value to Caribbean agrifood products

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The CTA, in collaboration with the IICA , is organising a Regional Caribbean Briefing from 16 – 18 of November in Grenada.

Capacity development on-line course: application deadline 10 December

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CD e-learning course now accepting applicants for next session
http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/capacity
 

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Thematic: Learning resources; Date: 2014;

Working Paper March 2014 No. 001 Knowledge4Dev

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Knowledge For Development without Borders (KFDWB)  is intended for providing worldwide Development Aid Support Services to development agencies, organizations, local governments, NGOs public and private institutions through the project development Aid Support mechanism by helping local communities know and understand which human development challenges and/or frustrations they are facing each day, and make these information and knowledge universally accessible via a central database and useful to development organizations

Support the MDGs|SDGs efforts worldwide

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Please request Membership to Development Aid Support Mechanism Project (http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/aid-support/) to be able to post content or comments on this ongoing project to support the MDGs|SDGs efforts worldwide.

Capacity development of CSOs – What was it that went wrong?!

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Valuable insights from Simon Forrester in the CSO group

http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/public-governance-civilsociety/blog/capacity-development-csos-%E2%80%93-what-was-it-went-wrong

 I would also say that the "CD traps" listed there are also applicable to different kinds of organisations involved in a change process.  

What Works Review of the Use of Evidence in DFID

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An interesting post on the knowledge management group:

http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/km-ks/blog/what-works-review-dfid-0

The What Works Review of the Use of Evidence in DFID was carried out by the What Works team in the Cabinet Office and the Evidence into Action team in DFID. This report gives an insight on how DFID deals with knowledge and more specifically the use of evidence in its external assitance operations.

 

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Thematic: Knowledge Management / Sharing; Date: 2014; Language: EN;

Excess production of foods: brings what - Positive or negative impact for farmers???

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Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by through tons of paddy in the main road of capital city. The cause of their grief was that, they couldn’t make profit by selling paddy due to the high production costs and also excess production of paddy in this year. In last winter some vegetable farmers also through tons of tomato in the roads of several cities of Bangladesh due to same cause.

e-discussions on strengthening capacities and building effective institutions

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ILO and UNDP coordinate the e-discussions on the Post-2015 Dialogue on strengthening capacities and building effective institutions. The e-discussion foresees 2 phases:

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Date: 2014; Language: EN;

Without capacity, there is no development

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IIEP/UNESCO undertook a wide range of studies to analyze the record of capacity development and to propose innovative and relevant policies and strategies.