Stephen Browne, UNDP Principal Advisor on Capacity Development
Simon Maxwell, ODI Director
Prof. Arsene Balihuta, Makerere University, Kampala- Uganda
On the heels of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the UN Development Programme is launching its second book on Capacity Development entitled "Developing Capacity through Technical Cooperation: Country Experiences".
The book provides some concrete inputs to rethinking technical cooperation for today's challenges based on 6 country studies: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Egypt, Kyrgyz Republic, Philippines and Uganda.
It reveals an emerging consensus on how national capacity development can be best supported by technical cooperation and how the traditional donor-recipient relationship can evolve into a more even-handed partnership. It also suggests solutions where capacity development help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
This second book is the outcome of a research programme on reforming technical cooperation for capacity development, which UNDP has been undertaking with the support of the Government of Netherlands. The first volume "Capacity for Development: New solutions to old problems" was launched at the Monterrey conference.