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Building Security for the Poor: Potential and Prospects for Microinsurance in India (Second edition)

This publication contributes to thinking at the policy and operational levels, triggered discussion among insurers looking for market prospects, and motivated further exploration into growth of the sector to benefit the poor. A broader motivation is to continue to engage with policy makers,more

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Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

The manual, Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights Institutions, is the product of a partnership among the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the United Nations Development Programmemore

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Capacity Development 2011 Update

The importance of understanding - and supporting - the transformative points of change that can create, retain and sustain capacities critical to the achievement and safeguarding of development results has been key to our work in 2011. The publication presents a ‘recap’ of how the APRC Capacitymore

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Capacity Development during Political Transitions - The Case of Afghanistan

This paper presents some of the main governmental and donor-supported programmes and projects aimed at strengthening systemic, institutional and individual capacities in the public sector, to assess their weaknesses and achievements to date, and derive some lessons learnt for capacity developmentmore

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Capacity Diagnostics Methodology: User's Guide

The Capacity Assessment User’s Guide provides UNDP and other development practitioners with an overview of UNDP’s approach to Capacity Development and Capacity Assessment and a step-by-step guide to conducting a capacity assessment using UNDP’s 'default' capacity assessment framework and Supportingmore

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Case Study from Asia in Addressing Human Poverty

This report brings together success stories from four countries in Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. These case studies cover thematic areas of: Employment, Microfinance, Education, Nutrition, Access to Justice and ICT for Development. more

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Central & West Asia Outcomes: Consultations on the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

The Central & West Asia HLF Consultation aimed to bring countries in the region together with the key objectives of supporting partner countries in preparing for the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-3); ensuring that the Central & West Asian voices genuinely contribute tomore

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Challenging Corruption: Prioritising Social Services for Human Development

Corruption hurts everyone, but the disadvantaged are hurt the most. This paper focuses on social services – in particular, publicly funded education, health and the basic utilities of water, sanitation and electricity. It explores the relationship between the scourge of corruption and humanmore

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Checklist for Integrating Human Rights in Natural Disaster Management in the Pacific

The purpose of the attached checklists is to provide Disaster Management Teams (from the UN, national responders and/or international organisations) and humanitarian workers with guidance regarding key human rights issues and potential violations (“Red Flags”) to which they should be alert duringmore

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Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) – Methodological Note

This paper describes a new methodology that aims to inform the development of the national response to climate change: the climate public expenditure and institutional review (CPEIR). The paper outlines the analytical framework of this methodology. It draws on the experience of a substantial bodymore