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Standard operating procedures for countries adopting the 'Delivering as One' approach

Following the implementation of the ‘Delivering as One’ approach in 8 pilot countries, a second generation of “Delivering as One” was called for in 2012 and more than forty countries have formally adopted it. Efforts under 'Delivering as one' have now matured to the point where this set of Standard Operating Procedures is developed. They will enable the United Nations to function more effectively and foster greater collaboration and teamwork. The document is structured according to the core elements of the ‘Delivering As One’ approach: One Programme, Common Budgetary Framework (and One Fund), One Leader, Operating as One and Communicating as One.

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The Sustainable Development Goals are coming to life: stories of country implementation and UN support

This publication provides a glimpse into the early efforts of 16 countries across regions to bring the global SDGs to life, and the role United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) play in the process. It illustrates how these countries are beginning to integrate the 2030 Agenda into visions, strategies and plans at the national, sub-national and local levels. The country efforts include raising public awareness, seeking engagement of different stakeholders, adapting the SDGs to national and local contexts, increasing coherence across policy areas and between levels of government, assessing risk and strengthening monitoring and accountability mechanisms.

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The Sustainable Development Goals are coming to life: stories of country implementation and UN support

This publication provides a glimpse into the early efforts of 16 countries across regions to bring the global SDGs to life, and the role United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) play in the process. It illustrates how these countries are beginning to integrate the 2030 Agenda into visions, strategies and plans at the national, sub-national and local levels. The country efforts include raising public awareness, seeking engagement of different stakeholders, adapting the SDGs to national and local contexts, increasing coherence across policy areas and between levels of government, assessing risk and strengthening monitoring and accountability mechanisms.

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Proposal on innovative mechanism for development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies

The innovation and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) is critical to meet the challenges of climate change. However, there are great technology gaps between developed and developing countries. The timely promotion of the development and transfer of ESTs will help to not only more rapidly narrow the technology gap but also achieve significant global climate benefits. This proposal contains a technology needs assessment, identifies barriers to technology development and transfer and presents a framework of the international mechanism for the development and transfer of ESTs.

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An evidence-based review of MDG-F experiences: a contribution to the QCPR process

This document was prepared by the MDG-F in 2012 to systemize its experience to date in joint programming and implementation through its 130 joint programmes in 50 countries across five regions in eight thematic areas. The document includes evidence based lessons and good practices on issues closely related to those that were discussed during the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR), with the goal of contributing to this QCPR process. These issues include: 1. The coherence, effectiveness, relevance, and efficiency of development programmes; 2. National ownership of development processes and results; 3. Capacity development and sustainability of development results; and 4. Mutual accountability.

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Promoting the adoption of heat recovery power generation in the Chinese coal-gangue brick-making sector: support package and best practice guide

This guide provides an overview of heat recovery power generation (HRPG), examines costs and return on investment, and analyses associated risks, as well as presents a case study of a HRPG pilot project. This package has been compiled based on feasibility study reports, engineering study material, expert input gathered during workshops, and the results of a full technical, economic and financial assessment of the pilot project.

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Clean development mechanism evaluation study: adoption of heat recovery power generation within the Chinese coal-gangue brick sector

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of building materials. The Chinese clay brick sector consumes around one billion tonnes of clay per year. Recent policies aim to limit the manufacture of clay bricks and encourage the use of industrial waste materials instead, in particular coal-gangue brick (CGB). This report is the result of a study into the potential of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to finance CGB HRPG projects in China in order to accelerate the sector-wide uptake of Heat Recovery Power Generation (HRPG )and reduce GHG emissions. The study uses a detailed cash flow model to analyse CDM potential for the CGB sector and, specifically, at the two pilot sites, applying a range of carbon price scenarios for different CDM development approaches (single project, bundled projects and programmatic CDM).

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Impact Assessment Study on joint programme on green production and trade in Vietnam

This report details the processes behind a programme that increased income, enhanced productivity and created a significant number of jobs throughout the handicraft supply chain in Northern Vietnam. The programme applied a value chain approach to develop a better integrated, pro-poor and environmentally sustainable “green” value chain. The programme’s successes in enhanced productivity and increased employment stem from two main outputs: the introduction of innovative equipment & tools to craft producers and capacity building activities in support of SME’s. As a result, two local provinces are mobilizing funding for the up-scaling and replication of these activities, specifically focused on the bamboo/rattan and sericulture value chains.

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Rapid assessment of the impact of the global economic crisis on the apparel and footwear industry in Albania

The apparel and footwear industry flourished in Albania during the early 1990’s when Italian companies started to explore the Albanian market. After gradually testing the variety and quantity of product lines, many enterprises were established and grew from small units into large consolidated companies. Two key comparative advantages were the relatively cheap and abundant labour force and the proximity to important world markets of apparel and footwear. This study shows the impact of the crisis on the industry, explores the measures that were taken in response to the crisis that helped cushion its impact, and offers recommendations for policy makers, industry leaders and practitioners such as the need to move up the value chain of production and marketing in order to increase profit margins and cushion the sector against future shocks.

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Knowledge management for culture and development: MDG-F joint programmes in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Uruguay

This publication is part of series that seeks to present the Knowledge Management project on culture and development and provide information on the five Joint Programmes implemented in Latin America between 2008 and 2013. It provides an overview the operational challenges and success of each project and demonstrates the relative impact that each had on accelerating progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

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Knowledge management for culture and development: MDG-F joint programmes in Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and occupied Palestinian territory

Sharing centuries old cultural, religious, linguistic and historical heritage, the Arab States have long placed their heritage at centre stage, focusing on its promotion for tourism as a path to development. This publication is part of series that seek to present the Knowledge Management project and provide information on the four Joint Programmes implemented in the Arab States between 2008 and 2013. It provides an overview the operational challenges and success of each project and demonstrates the relative impact that each had on accelerating progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

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Knowledge management for culture and development: MDG-F joint programmes in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia and Senegal

This publication is part of series that seeks to present the knowledge management project on culture and development and provide information on the four Joint Programmes implemented in Africa between 2008 and 2013. It provides an overview the operational challenges and success of each project and demonstrates the relative impact that each had on accelerating progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

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Knowledge management for culture and development: MDG-F joint programmes in Cambodia and China

The overall purpose of the MDG-F’s Thematic Window on Culture and Development is to demonstrate that, even though culture is not explicitly mentioned in the Millennium Development Goals, cultural assets are an essential component of national development, notably in terms of poverty alleviation and social inclusion. This publication is part of series that seek to present the Knowledge Management project and provide information on the two Joint Programmes implemented in Asia between 2008 and 2012, namely in Cambodia and China. It highlights four key projects that focused on Culture and Entrepreneurship and Culture and Social Dialogue. It provides an overview the operational challenges and success of each project and demonstrates the relative impact that each had on accelerating progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

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Harnessing sustainable linkages for SMEs in Turkey’s textile sector

This report provides comprehensive information about best practice examples of national and international research centres that aim to increase competitiveness of SMEs in the textile and apparel sectors. The document provides an analysis of best practices in research centres in five countries with priority given to ones that prioritize the environment, corporate social responsibility, supply chain structuring and sustainability as well as proposes a model for a research centre based in Malatya, Turkey. Within this proposal administrative structure, job descriptions and related legislation of the universities is also provided.

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Knowledge management for culture and development

This report capitalizes on the multifaceted aspects of the experiences of the MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and builds on knowledge gleaned from Joint Programmes’ project implementation, success stories and lessons learned, as this is crucial both to knowledge generation and to knowledge capitalization with a view to informing future cultureand development programming and policy.

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General assessment of the water supply sector and its human development function in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This document analyzes the water supply sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the program “Securing Access to Water through Institutional Development and Infrastructure” led by UNDP. By taking a participative approach, the aim of the document is to asses (i) organizational status of water utility companies, (ii) current municipal, cantonal, entity and state level legislation on the water supply sector and (iii) available structures for social protection welfare and public health, with the goal to ensure equitable and safe water supply and capacities of municipal governance systems. The research focuses in 20 municipalities and analyzes four different levels: water utility companies, municipal level (administrations in charge of utility affairs, costumers, local population, competent administration for refugees and returnees), entity level (water and environmental sector, social welfare sector, associations of water utilities) and the state level (competent authority for water and environment).

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Water supply study, Bosanski Petrovac

Bosanski Petrovac is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina.This report has four main objectives: 1) provide a current situation analysis of the water supply system of Bosanski Petrovac as well as an analysis of development projects, studies, project solutions and harmonization of development of water supply systems with development plans and projects, 2) draft a water supply master plan for partner municipalities, 3) prioritize a plan of investment measures for a period of 10 years, and 4) conduct a feasibility study for priority investment measures.

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Water supply study: Istocno Novo Sarajevo and Istocna Ilidza

This report has four main objectives: 1) provide a current situation analysis of the water supply system of Istocno Sarajevo and Istocna Ilidza as well as an analysis of development projects, studies, project solutions and harmonization of development of water supply systems with development plans and projects, 2) draft a water supply master plan for partner municipalities, 3) prioritize a plan of investment measures for a period of 10 years, and 4) conduct a feasibility study for priority investment measures.

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Water supply study, Neum

Neum is a town and municipality located in the south of Herzegovina. It is Bosnia-Herzegovina only exit to the Adriatic Sea. This report has four main objectives: 1) provide a current situation analysis of the water supply system of Neum as well as an analysis of development projects, studies, project solutions and harmonization of development of water supply systems with development plans and projects, 2) draft a water supply master plan for partner municipalities, 3) prioritize a plan of investment measures for a period of 10 years, and 4) conduct a feasibility study for priority investment measures.

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Water supply study, Petrovo

Petrovo Municipality is located in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This report has four main objectives: 1) provide a current situation analysis of the water supply system of Petrovo as well as an analysis of development projects, studies, project solutions and harmonization of development of water supply systems with development plans and projects, 2) draft a water supply master plan for partner municipalities, 3) prioritize a plan of investment measures for a period of 10 years, and 4) conduct a feasibility study for priority investment measures.

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Improving the efficiency of the Ethiopian edible oil value chain

Ethiopia’s oil seeds commodity production and edible oil processing industry remain, to a large extent, underdeveloped and cheap, imported palm oil has put the local edible oil industry under additional pressure. This document outlines the basic goals and challenges behind a joint programme that aims to serve as a model on how to transform the small scale edible oil processors from being marginalized to becoming competitive and supplying the market with high quality edible oil.

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Small-scale edible oil milling operations: alternative business models for Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in edible oil by 2015. The government is planning to ban the sale of crude oil and, compounded by input and technological challenges, this means that the future of the small-scale millers and the supply of two thirds of domestic production have become uncertain. This research study presents an analysis of the opportunities open to and the challenges faced by small-scale millers in Ethiopia, with a special emphasis on noug seed millers, as well as portrays alternative business models that will improve the competitiveness of small-scale millers and increase food safety and security.

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