Renewing approaches to institutional developmentCapacity.org, Issue 20
In an effort to reverse the way of doing international development cooperation, the importance of formal and informal institutions for development has attracted the renewed attention by policy makers and practitioners over the recent past. But there are relatively few opportunities for them to systematically exchange information. With this issue of Capacity.org we want to provide opportunities for people to learn from each other's experiences with institutional development. It describes the experiences of three practitioners working with very different types of institutional change processes.
The focus is on the 'how' of institutional development and on the lessons learned from what are often long-term processes involving a multitude of stakeholders. In addition, this issue of Capacity.org introduces the 'resource network on institutional development'. It was initiated in November 2002 when the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ECDPM joined forces to find ways to enhance learning and share practical experiences on institutional development. An inventory of experiences, approaches and tools is published in the form of a (draft) booklet in PDF format on home page of Capacity.org.
For an overview of contributions made and the information on the 'resource network', see the Newsletter / Guest contributions.
Focus on ICT
We would also like to draw your attention to the updated theme page on Capacity and ICTs, maintained by the International Institute of Communication and Development (IICD) featuring some new perspectives on how developing countries are addressing ICT for development issues. See: Platform / Capacity and ICTs.
Finally, we wanted to draw your attention to the redesigned website of Euforic, Europe's Forum on International Cooperation. The website aims to better connect its membership organisations with a global audience of policy makers and development experts. See: http://www.euforic.org.
With kind regards,
ECDPM, MaastrichtWebsite (URL): http://www.capacity.org Author(s): EDCPM
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