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The European Commission's support to Transparency International's Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres provides an encouraging example of capacity building of civil society organisations and an imaginative approach to how citizens can play an active role in the fight against corruption.
Widespread access to the internet and mobile phones, even in the world’s poorest countries, are making the sharing of information easier than ever before and offer varied opportunities for improving development systems. Find out about some innovative new ideas.
Over 3,000 development officials have gathered in Busan, South Korea, this week for an important forum on aid effectiveness. According to Vice President of the World Bank Institute Sanjay Pradhan, who is attending the event, capacity development has yet to attain its full potential for changing societies.
Aleem Walji, Head of the Innovation Team at the World Bank Institute, explains how the bank has applied a knowledge-based approach in combination with new technologies to revolutionise capacity development.
The World Bank Institute and the European Commission’s DG Development and Cooperation recently held a one day workshop to discuss their respective approaches to capacity development and explore ways of enhancing WBI- European Commission synergies.
Cooperation programmes of the European Commission involve staff, partners and expertise across the world. Sharing their capacity and knowledge is an investment to make the organisation more efficient and effective in meeting its development mandate, said DG EuropeAid Director Klaus Rudischhauser, who urged staff to use capacity4dev for collaboration and exchange.
We’re living in a fast moving world, where information is exchanged faster and more readily than at any other time in human history. At the European Commission, Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s development arm, EuropeAid, wants to develop the capacity of EC staff so that they can get more involved in communicating the ideas and position of the organisation.
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Bianca Baumler
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14 December 2012

Best Practice exchange & support for EU-UA Cooperation Projects, Programmes & Partners

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The explosion of on line journalism, blogging and social media has given anyone the technical capacity to become a news publisher, putting the spotlight on the key issues of training and safety.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 6 August 2014
Imagine being able to gain information instantly about whether a development project is reaching its intended recipients, or where the next cholera outbreak might be, or track the fluctuating wealth of every district in Cote d’Ivoire. These are some of the possibilities of Big Data analysis, where data of increasing volume, velocity and variety is mined for the unprecedented patterns and insights it may yield.

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