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Institutions invoved in HRDP activities of HRDP-ASEM

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No. Institution City State Country Type  
Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Programme New Delhi  Delhi  India  International Institution   
ifanos concept & planning - Germany Nünberg  Bavaria  Germany  Company   
National Productivity Council New Delhi  Delhi  India  Government Institution   
Engineering Staff College of India Hyderabad  Andhra Preadesh  India  Autonomous Body   
Environment Protection Training and Research Institute Hyderabad  Andhra Pradesh  India  Research & Development Institutio...   
Toxics Links New Delhi  Delhi  India  NGO   
Gujarat Industrial Development Cooperation Gandhinagar  Gujarat  India  Government Institution   
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board Bangalore  Karnataka  India  Government Institution   
The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India New Delhi  Delhi  India  Government Institution   
10  Nashik Muncipal Cooperation Nashik  Maharashtra  India  Government Institution   
11  Administrative Staff College of India Hyderabad  Andhra Pradesh  India  Autonomous Body   
12  The Energy Resource Institute New Delhi  Delhi  India  Government Institution   
13  National Informatic Centre New Delhi  Delhi  India  Government Institution   
14  Water and Land Management Training Institute Hyderabad  Andhra Pradesh  India  Government Institution   
15  Integrated Research and Action for Development New Delhi   Delhi  India  Autonomous Body   
16  National Institute for Enterprenership and small Business Development   Uttar Pradesh  India  Government Institution   
17  Centre for Innovation in Public System Hyderabad  Andhra Pradesh  India  Government Institution   
18  Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology New Delhi  Delhi  India  Government Institution   
19  National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies New Delhi   Delhi  India  Autonomous Body   
20  Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad  Gujarat  India  Government Institution   
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One of the most interesting sites about Capacity Building and Institutional Development. is an initiative of the European Centre for Development Policy Management with the aim to look at policy and practice of capacity development within international development cooperation.

  • offers a range of services to users: A quarterly "newsletter" comprising a welcome letter, guest contributions, selected bibliography and abstracts of current information;
  • A virtual library providing access to full text publications, stored in a database and supported by a search facility;
  • Hyperlinks to related web sites, including a list of organisations active in the field of capacity building, and a regular update of relevant programmes and events.

Change Management Toolbook Nauheimer, Holger. Although the Change Management Toolbook focuses mainly on organisational development, it also contains useful hints on the broader process of institutional development. It offers a broad range of methods and strategies for use during different stages of personal and organisational development. The site is inspired by the 'learning organisations' philosophy expounded by Peter Senge. It contains references to a large number of books on change management.

SNV Reference Guide on Local Governance: This guide is a highly recommended source for policy makers and practitioners working on Local Governance. It contains discussion papers, case studies, tools, academic papers, as well as a list of research institutes and resource persons. There are plenty useful links to web sites.
and updated version 2003 available as CD-ROM by SNV:

Mainstreaming institutional development: why is it important and how can it be done? Bossuyt, Jean (2001). Maastricht. European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). This ECDPM paper argues that institutional development should be fully integrated with all aspects of development cooperation. In doing so, it is important to recognise that institutional development: (i) reverses the usual cooperation route; (ii) requires a comprehensive and coherent intervention strategy; (iii) calls for profound reforms in the corporate culture of donor agencies, and (iv) requires an implementation process that can rely both on high-level political support and on the participation of all key actors and stakeholders concerned.

Managing for impact in Rural Development, a guide for project M&E. Woodhill, J. & I. Guijt (2002). Rome. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The IFAD guide to project M&E is about using monitoring and evaluation to improve the impact of (IFAD- supported) projects. The focus is on a learning approach. The object is to create an M&E system that helps primary stakeholders, implementing partners and project staff to learn together in order to constantly improve their development interventions. The guide contains detailed information on more than 25 tools and methods.

Conducting Institutional and Organisational Appraisal and Development. Guidelines for DFID and Sourcebook. DFID Sourcebook (2003). The purpose of these DFID guidelines is to help the reader identify any institutional problems that inhibit organisational improvements, and to work out how to make the necessary changes. Although the guidelines are based on DFID experiences and have been written in a DFID context, they are nevertheless of interest to all those involved in institutional development. The guidelines are complemented by a sourcebook containing a number of tools.

Tools for development: a handbook for those engaged in development activity. DFID (2002). Version 15. A useful handbook containing development tools (such as stakeholder analysis, problem and situational analysis, visioning, risk management, influencing and negotiating) that can be applied to any developmental activity or intervention.

This searchable database contains over 650 proven solutions to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which communities, governments and the private sector are working together to eradicate poverty, provide shelter, protect the environment and support economic development.

The United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) was established in 1978, two years after the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver, Canada. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, UNCHS (Habitat) is the lead agency within the UN system for coordinating activities in the field of human settlements.

This site provides some interesting UNCHS training materials in different languages.

FAO participation website: This website, operated by the FAO's Informal Working Group on Participatory Approaches and Methods, contains a great deal of detailed information on participatory tools, methods and approaches. This is presented in the form of one-page overviews (i.e. description, source, purpose and applications, project phase, project level, references and links to further information). It also contains links to many other relevant sites, as well as descriptions of lessons learned from practical experience with the tools presented on the web site.

Institutional partnership and cooperation – institutional twinning: Now, more than ever, the skills and resources many organizations need for their survival are found in partnerships with others. For an organization to realize the full potential of partnerships, it must be skilled not only at finding and selecting partners, but also at forming and managing the partnership. This handbook provides valuable information on characteristics of successful partnerships, sample assessment inventories, and questions to help you determine whether your organization is ready to engage in a partnership.



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