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Shirin M. Rai

national machineries in terms of their location, authority to review legislation, activities, and access to the internet and other resources. The Division also issues, twice a year, a global directory of national machineries for the advancement of women, and undertakes technical cooperation activities to support efforts by member states aimed at strengthening national machineries, particularly in developing countries. One of the current technical cooperation activities undertaken by DAW is a project on ‘Capacity Building of National Machineries for Gender Equality’ in

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Joy Molina Mirasol, Felix S. Mirasol, Estela C. Itaas Jr. and Benjamin Maputi

multi-sectoral watershed characterization study within the four barangays. It was noted that LPM capacity building resulted not only in aggressive enforcement of environmental laws but also in implementation of various programmes to carry out their mandate as members of the LGU. There is increased awareness and skills of LPMs which can be converted into action through ordinances and programmes by incorporating environmental activities in their annual investment plans. There will be a proactive policy formulation to address the issues and concerns identified during the

in Knowledge, democracy and action
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Budd L. Hall, Edward T. Jackson, Rajesh Tandon, Jean-Marc Fontan and Nirmala Lall

critically important. The several case studies in our book coming out of the PRIA work in India show a degree of sophistication both in practice and in theory of how a civil society-based research and capacity-building organization has moved not only into the realm of the academic but beyond. The new architecture of knowledge that we speak of is here. In the present formulation, institutions of higher education are expected to serve three missions: teaching, research and service. The mission of ‘service’ is seen independent of teaching (or education) and research (or

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Elana Wilson Rowe

the AMEC project was denied entry to Russia on a routine work visit. The Russian MFA later stated that this representative had been engaged in illegal information gathering, even though all AMEC work had been carried out either on request or agreement from the Russian Northern Fleet and other relevant authorities (Bellona, 2007). This rejection of the AMEC representative sends a signal of changing attitudes in Russian political and security circles towards both being a recipient of ‘aid’ via capacity-​building and the extent to which the Russian North (the military

in Arctic governance
Stuart Horsman

stabilise and rehabilitate the environmental situation and develop the region’s institutional capacity in order to implement the remedial work.49 In Phase One, the World Bank temporarily moved out of its traditional financial and technical roles to become an active participant in related negotiations.50 By Phase Two, however, the World Bank had returned to its more traditional role, focusing upon financial assistance and support of regional management and capacity building. Both the UNDP and EU-TACIS’s Water Resources Management and Agricultural Production (WARMAP) have

in Limiting institutions?
Alison Mohr

enhance the community’s capacity to decide on a common energy future. If energy transitions for development are to be truly transformative and just, then they must incorporate opportunities for the community to develop local governance processes and capacity building that are respectful of existing hierarchical governance structures, but extend participation beyond them, to ensure the effective and inclusive management of transitions to sustainable energy futures. In conclusion, this chapter began with the premise that making transitions research ‘open’ from the bottom

in Science and the politics of openness
Structures and spaces
Nüket Kardam and Selma Acuner

, as well as a set of policies. They need to be catalysts for action by other government ministries and the agency that builds the capacity of other government ministries. To undertake this capacity-building function in other institutions, as well as of itself, is a formidable task for which sophisticated political and bureaucratic skills are required. Furthermore, NWMs are expected to work with international donors, develop coherent strategies, and manage the process of policy advocacy and relations with other institutions, while delivering programmes directly to

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Marian Sawer

functions of women’s policy machinery is making resources available to community organizations, including funding, information and access to the policy process. Today, governments often express doubt that community organizations are really representative of women and prefer to engage in market research to test women’s attitudes to government policies. This is far from the citizenship empowerment or capacity-building model of the past and seeks to bypass the mediated expression of women’s views. A different issue is the need to clarify the relationship between advisory and

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Paul Collinson

, and environmental concerns have never featured very strongly in the community development agenda traditionally; indeed, one could argue that it Environmental attitudes … in Ireland 49 has been almost anti-environmentalist in its outlook (e.g. Skillington 1997; 1998; Peillon 2002). The main focus for most local groups is on private enterprise and attracting businesses to their area, whether this is through tourism initiatives, agricultural cooperatives or ‘capacity building’ programmes. In this respect, alternative conceptions of development, most of which have

in Alternative countrysides
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Post-crisis Asia – economic recovery, September 11, 2001 and the challenges ahead
Shalendra D. Sharma

partially offset by the higher costs of the government fuel subsidy. 9 Prices of IT stocks tend to be more volatile and more closely correlated internationally than those of traditional non-IT stocks. 10 In addition to the usual monitoring of exchange rates and macroeconomic aggregates, the ASP also monitors sectoral and social policies, including provisions for capacity-building, institutional strengthening and sharing of information. 11 Although some Japanese officials viewed the EAEG proposal favorably, the Japanese government had to oppose it publicly in the face of

in The Asian financial crisis