Capacity Building

ENHANCEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES TO SERVE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The organization of an eight-month training cycle for seventy Haitian officials promises a tangible improvement of the public service’s functioning in the country Author: Françoise Brugerolle “Enhanced human resources to serve national development”, this is the main theme of the “UN Public Service Day” that will take place in June 2017. This initiative is sponsored by the United Nations: “All coun...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 4

THE FINAL STAGE: municipalities as local development agents [1]. Author: Oscar Domenella In the previous publication, we presented the strategy and approach through which it is possible to “leap” from the normative compliance stage to the quality of services’ phase in the municipalities involved by the PASCAL Programme, implemented in Dominican Republic. In the current post, we will analyze, in th...[Read More]

HAITI AND THE CASE OF IVORY COAST TO CONSOLIDATE THE STATE

The exchange of experiences in the framework of a budget support implementation aimed to strengthen the Haitian State Author: Sylvie Conde The Republic of Haiti, considered as the first state of the free world, with the victory of Toussaint Louverture on Napoleon’s forces in 1804, went through a long period of political instability, which started with the dictatorship under Duvalier regime in 1957...[Read More]

TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES IN HONDURAS

The SDG 6 initiative: a framework of work to support the strengthening and sustainability of the water sector in Honduras. Author: Raúl Artiga Honduras offers an important water supply that represents a determining factor for its sustainable development. The Honduran territory is made up of 19 river basins discharging an average of 92,813 Mm3 of precipitation. The water network in the country and ...[Read More]

INSPIRING PRINCIPLES OF THE PENITENTIARY SYSTEM

From the guarantee of security to the stimulation of captives’ responsibility Author: Julio Fernández The notion of penitentiary disciplinary system encompasses a set of norms regulating the infractions that captives can commit, derived from the compliance of the internal system’s norms, and the sanctions which can be imposed after the perpetration of these disciplinary offences, with the aim to g...[Read More]

THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLITERACY IN MOROCCO

The contribution of the EU Support Programme and its Technical Assistance for the monitoring of this national strategy has allowed reaching tangible results Author: Claude Dalbera Considering the restrictions and risks, in terms of sustainability, related to the persistence of a massive illiteracy (32% of the population), Morocco has undertaken since 1999 the elaboration of an important public pol...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 3

From regulatory compliance to quality of services: learning from the implementation of the Programme PASCAL  Author: Oscar Domenella In a previous publication we presented the strategy and approach that allowed the “leap” from the clientelist stage to the regulatory compliance phase in the municipalities affected by the Programme PASCAL, implemented in Dominican Republic. In this post, we will ana...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 2

From clientelism to legal compliance: tactical gains and operative deficits Author: Oscar Domenella In our previous post dated June 28, we presented a set of ascending analytical categories that could be helpful when time comes to formulate strategic agendas for reform and modernization of local administrations, especially in Central American and Caribbean countries. In this post, relying on the e...[Read More]

STORYTELLING AS A TECHNIQUE TO PRESENT AND TRANSMIT MESSAGES

Storytelling technique, which allows transmitting messages appealing to the emotions of readers, is particularly successful applied to the field of development cooperation. Author: Juncal Baeza Storytelling is a term which makes reference to the art of telling stories. Over the last years, its perception as a tool applicable to all forms of communication has been reinforced. It has been employed m...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS TO MODERNIZE LOCAL MANAGEMENT

Analysis of the analytical criteria for their formulation in Central America Author: Oscar Domenella It is possible to state, according to compared experience in Central America and Caribbean countries, that the focal problem faced by local governments is their incapacity to improve their environment and to transform themselves in real agents of local development. In this sense, it is appropriate ...[Read More]

THE NATIONAL YOUTH POLICY SEEN FROM PROJÓVENES’ EXPERIENCE

The alignment of the interventions of the Programme Projóvenes I and II with the Youth National Policy has enabled the momentum of important improvement processes  Author:Juncal Baeza The National Direction of Youth, from the Secretary of Social Inclusion of Government of El Salvador, has presented in August 2010 the main guidelines of the National Youth Policy for the period 2011-2024, whose fund...[Read More]

CHALLENGES OF CITIZENS’ SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN LATIN AMERICA

In spite of the region’s development and progresses in social policy, insecurity still represents a barrier to further advances Author: Erika Rodríguez Latin America has managed to reach important goals in terms of development in the last decade. The economy has increased in a constant way during a sustained period, which allowed creating an expansion of public expenses in social policies, permitt...[Read More]

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