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Capacity building for modernization of institutions, governance and business processes - presented at the UN World Data Forum 2017

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Ta1.01 chinganya.wdf capacity building for moderization of institutions1

  1. 1. Capacity building for modernization of institutions, governance and business processes (TA1.01) Capacity building, what worked 17th January 2017 Oliver Chinganya African Centre for Statistics, UNECA
  2. 2. Capacity Development, issues for consideration!! • Promoting data to inform policies by putting more focus on increasing demand and use of data; • Fostering strong institutions and high-quality data processes; • Pursuing effective governance structures by encouraging independence, ownership, and empowerments; • Building partnerships with other public and private data producers and innovators; and • Establishing multi-year financing using domestic, regional, and international sources, based on transparent and collaborative donor funding streams.
  3. 3. Capacity building Capacity building refers to the approaches, strategies and methodologies used to improve performance at the individual, organizational, network/sector or broader system level. CB fundamentally is about change and transformation Objectives The objective of capacity building is to: • enhance, or more effectively utilize, skills, abilities and resources; • strengthen understandings and relationships; and • address issues of values, attitudes, motivations and conditions in order to support sustainable development Principles • broad-based participation and a locally driven agenda; • building on local capacities; • ongoing learning and adaptation; • long term investments/process - is a set of interrelated actions and activities that are performed to achieve a pre-specified set of products, results or services.
  4. 4. Capacity building through program activity Definition – each activity (specific SDG) as a program •A pre-defined activity – agreed objectives •Committed to a specific result, •Within a manageable timeframe •A small group of countries (6-12) per activity •Group workshops and bilateral visits •Participants set and check benchmarks •Identified resources
  5. 5. Type of assistance Expert visits Country Groups Hands on Results driven Short- term mission (one off) ● o o Long-term assignment (resident) ● ● o Workshops/trainin g seminars ● o Program activity ● ● ● ● Means of implementation & comparison of different forms of support
  6. 6. Program activity effectiveness • Results oriented • Cost effective • Supports ownership • Stimulates regional interaction • Well absorbed • Helps build sustainable capacity The “peer factor” can be stimulating
  7. 7. What worked !!  Pre-defined path of capacity building  Capacity building through Peer Review – country officials learning from each other through sharing of experience and best practices  GDP-waving of rebasing  NSDS  South-South cooperation, identification/recognizing countries with expertise in specific, some examples  Zambia provide support to other country on trade statistics using Eurotrace  South Africa providing support in population and census  Cabo Verde in mobile technology Partnership and trust Leadership and effective statistical legislation Coordinated support through the NSDS
  8. 8. Thank you

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