NEW DELHI, 29 October 2010 – Participants at the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC 2010) voiced support for a UN campaign that aims for universal access to modern energy services and called on the international community to give this goal the highest priority.
NEW DELHI, 28 October 2010 – Kandeh K. Yumkella, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), today received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the TERI University in New Delhi.
VIENNA, 14 December 2010 – The Government of Japan will fund UNIDO projects worth a total of over USD 10.6 million in Africa, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan, as well as in Afghanistan.
This desk study provides an overview of development partners’ support to decentralisation and local governance. The study looks into issues of management of decentralisation processes, coordination and harmonisation, alignment and the use of aid modalities.
This presentation, delivered by Johannes Krassnitzer and Giovanni Camilleri of UNDP, gives an overview of the ART Initiative promoted by UNDP in 18 countries throughout the world to enhance aid effectiv
This paper from the United Nations Capital Development Fund provides an overview of lessons learned from the design and implementation of performance-based grant systems (PBGSs) for local governments in 15 developing countries. This paper is particularly valuable for central and local government
This reference document from the European Commission (EC) provides guidance to EC sector specialists on how to improve the quality and impact of response strategies at sector level by analysing governance in sectors in a more systematic and comprehensive manner.
Decentralisation reforms have rarely bred empowered democratic local authorities. Discretion and accountability relationships depend on the political economy of each country, and historical/colonial legacies.