Capacity Development

FUNEDESIN case study: The Amazon Cacao Development Alliance

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Author: Goytia, C. (for The Partnering Initiative)
Publication date: 2005

This case study has been compiled as one of a series of case studies on ‘Exploring and Developing Case Studies as Tools for Change’ commissioned for the Case Study Project supported by The Partnering Initiative, Alcan Prize for Sustainability and SEED.

This case study looks at the factors that led to the Amazon Cacao Development Alliance (ACDA). The partnership is explored to provide a deep and illustrative assessment on how conservation and development issues can be dealt with through cross sector partnership work.

Coalitions and the organization of multi-stakeholder action: A case study of agricultural research and extension in Rajasthan, India

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Author: Ruth Alsop
Publication date: 1998

Decentralization implies an increase in the number of stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of interventions. This paper draws upon the experience of a multi-stakeholder program in India which has sought to increase the contribution of rainfed agriculture to rural household's economic portfolios. The strategy has been one of enhancing government research and extension service provision through collaboration and coalition building between NGOs and government line departments.

Promoting local innovation and participatory innovation development as a means of adapting to climate change: sharing and learning within the PROLINNOVA network

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Authors: Wettasinha, C. & Waters-Bayer., A. (ETC Foundation, Netherlands)
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9(1): 108-114

Facilitating discussion on the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs: a series of events

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Author: Baquet, Z.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9(1): 93-107

How do you facilitate an ongoing discussion around a complex issue such as the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs?

Multistakeholder Partnerships and Digital Technologies for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: 3 case studies

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Author: Omar Dengo Foundation
Publication date: 2007

This publication presents three case studies about digital technologies for development, involving multi stakeholder processes. All case studies have been analysed with the same methodology to reveal information about

- the activity of the multi stakeholder partnership
- the partners (motivations, obstacles, contributions, decision making mechanisms, conflict management,...)
- role of digital technologies
- outcomes and lessons learned

Joint MFS II evaluations at country level (Ethiopia, Liberia, India & Indonesia), for DGIS

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Impact evaluation of MFS-II (Co-Funding Framework of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs); assess the contribution of (1) the selected projects on their beneficiary populations, (2) the Dutch MSF organisation on the capacity of the selected southern partners and (3) the selected southern partner organisations on the civil society organisations with whom they have collaborated.

Learning clinics in PME related issues (the Netherlands), for IFAD staff HQ

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Regular learning clinics, yearly since 2010, are facilitated by CDI to focus on PME related issues that are relevant for staff at headquarters (HQ).

Independent Evaluation of the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (global, 5 countries), for CTA

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This is an evaluation of CTA's programme in ACP countries from 2007 through 2011. This is a learning evaluation with a focus on recommendations for the future.

Integrating Managing for Impact and Results-Based Management (Jordan), for IFAD

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Developed recommendations for a Results-Based Country Strategy and Opportunities Paper (RB-COSOP) 2008-2012 results-framework and monitoring plan, aligned to Government strategic targets;

Independent evaluation of Switzerland's Economic Development Cooperation in the field of trade promotion of organic agriculture products (Albania & India), for SECO/WE

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An independent evaluation serving the purpose of analysing the relevance of the strategic approach in the organic sector, of analysing its impact at a larger level of economic development and of contributing to the institutional learning within the Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development Division of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO/WE) in cooperation with AgroEco.