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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
Open Access (free)
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
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
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?
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?
Managing the criminal facets of war economies
Jenny H. Peterson

question of really becoming more professional in what it does and gaining greater levels of competency over investigation’ (I8). A substantial number of replies centred around the provision of specific forms of training. While capacity-building is not without its merits, it overshadows an equally if not more relevant concern, namely oversight and the concomitant public accountability that accompanies such mechanisms. The need for oversight of security institutions in post-conflict states generally and Kosovo specifically is evidenced by the highly politicised environment

in Building a peace economy?
An introduction
Budd L. Hall

. It works, as do other science shops, to link university students and researchers with community activists and organizations that need research to be done. Based in New Delhi, PRIA is nearing thirty years of operations. Its motto is knowledge is power. It is legally structured as a non-governmental civil society organization. PRIA carries out research with communities of excluded and oppressed people. It provides capacity-building workshops and training opportunities for local government workers and grass-roots NGO workers in participatory research and evaluation

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Paul Warde

and iron were still obtained in the west. Production quotas must also have limited the already meagre upward pressure on producer wages (Lindblad 1982, Müller 2006). Both private and state-led sectors (to the degree to which they can be clearly distinguished) had limited opportunities, or indeed incentives, for capacity-building when the capacities that most pressingly mattered to the powerful were military prowess (at least the ability not to be overawed by neighbours) and successful commercial and financial linkages with the core. Sweden enjoyed a famously high

in History, historians and development policy
Deepening ties and securitising cyberspace
Maryanne Kelton and Zac Rogers

domain awareness and capacity building, exemplified Washington’s interest in fostering functional regional cooperation around issues such as piracy, disaster management and relief, sea lane security, and surveillance of extremist activities. This initiative, however, also sits within a more extensive US and allied strategic plan progressed through Obama’s tenure: the construction of a maritime surveillance system extending from Japan through the East Asian archipelagic waters of the Philippines and Indonesia, to the Andaman Islands at the northwestern reaches of the

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
From model to symbol?
Karin Arts and Anna K. Dickson

governance and corruption provisions in the Cotonou Agreement. Its Article 9(3) qualifies good governance as a ‘fundamental element’ of the Cotonou Agreement and defines it as: the transparent and accountable management of human, natural, economic and financial resources for the purposes of equitable and sustainable development. It entails clear decision-making procedures at the level of public authorities, transparent and accountable institutions, the primacy of law in the management and distribution of resources and capacity building for elaborating and implementing

in EU development cooperation