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Capacity Development Matters

A practical guide

Author: UNFPA
No. of pages: 79
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: UNFPA
ISBN: 978-1-91800-001-9
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This Guide describes what capacity development is and how UNFPA is applying it in specific countries. The first chapter provides an overview of capacity development and some basic definitions; the second highlights examples of practice in action from the field; and the third consists of a series of tools and resources that maybe useful when developing and implementing capacity development programmes. This guide is primarily meant for UNFPA technical and programme staff but may also serve other United Nations agencies, partner organizations and Member States.

Lessons are derived from UNFPA experiences working with individuals in Guyana, Mongolia and Senegal; with organizations in Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Dijibouti, Madagascar, Mexico and the Philippines; and with fostering and enabling environment in Armenia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Subjects range from using telemedicine to reach women in remote areas of Mongolia to integrating sexual and reproductive health and HIV and AIDS care in Kenya.