Public group: Capacity Development & Technical Cooperation

Learn4dev keynotes: Sanjay Pradhan & Duncan Green


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:

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

UNECA Capacity Development Strategy


© United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 

Thematic: Capacity development, Other donors approaches; Date: 2015; Language: EN;

New aid model needed or world's poorest will wait a century for basics


Our Organization with Headquarter in Vienna is working to empower local Citizen to know, understand, secure and enforce their roles, responsibilities, and engagements for the success of the MDGs and forthcoming SDGs. Through our field Operations  Program and Support we are compiling development aid support requests as a list of needs that potential donors can see for actions....

Perhaps there is room for collaboration through our field Operations Program and Support.

Promises to Keep - Crafting Better Development Goals


"The United Nations has always had lots of targets, goals, and  declarations. You probably didn’t know, for example, that 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming and the International Year of Crystallography—or that you are currently  living through the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Such initiatives  often reflect good intentions but rarely prove consequential. Between  1950 and 2000, at least 12 un resolutions called for some form of universal

Aiding local action: the constraints faced by donor agencies in supporting effective, pro-poor initiatives on the ground


This paper examines the institutional and political constraints that
inhibit multilateral and bilateral donor agencies supporting poverty reduction
initiatives on the ground. These include the constraints related to their own structures
and the political systems in which they are embedded, and those related to
their relationships with recipient governments. The paper also considers how
current trends in development assistance towards greater donor harmonization
and the associated processes within Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), the

Working Paper March 2014 No. 001 Knowledge4Dev


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

UN Guidance Note for Effective Use and Development of National Capacity in Post-Conflict Contexts


This UN Guidance Note is intended to inform assessment, analysis and planning exercises with national as well as other partners and to guide capacity development programming in post-conflict contexts.



Thematic: Capacity development, Other donors approaches; Type of document: Tool / Guidance; Date: 2014; Language: EN;
Additional tags: Fragile states

Christopher MacCormac of the Asian Development Bank: interview transcript and power point presentation


Last month, Senior Advisor for Knowledge Enterprise at the Asian Development Bank, Chrisopher MacCormac visited DG DEVCO to share his experience of defining the ADB’s new Knowledge Management Directions and Action Plan 2013 -15, which extends across all aspects of institutional management, including Operations, Human Resources, Information and Communication management, as well as IT solutions.

Powerpoint presentation: Chris MacCormac from The Asian Development Bank on defining the ADBs Knowledge Management Directions and Action Plan 2013 -15


Chris MacCormac visited DEVCO on October 4th to present the ADB's new Knowledge Management Directions and Action Plan 2013 -15.  This is his powerpoint presentation.

Thematic: Other donors approaches, Technical cooperation; Type of document: Position Papers / Background; Date: 2013; Language: EN;

Sanjay Pradhan at TED


It is worth to visit this blog:

"An open model for international aid: Sanjay Pradhan at TEDGlobal 2012"

Not only, it is interesting to learn about Sanjay's fascinating history, but it is also encouraging to see that the link between knowledge and capacity development is promoted tirelessly by Sanjay.