Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems
UNDP, Edited by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Carlos Lopes and Khalid Malik
UNDP launched its landmark publication Capacity for Development: New
Solutions to Old Problems at The International Conference on Financing for
Development in Monterrey, Mexico in March 2002.
The conference, which reviewed a range of financing options for providing
international support to help developing countries meet the Millennium
Development Goals, was viewed a success as President George Bush announced
an increase in US funds.
'The United States will lead by example. I have proposed a 50-percent
increase in our core development assistance over the next three budget
years...these new funds will go into a new Millennium Challenge Account,
devoted to projects in nations that govern justly, invest in their people
and encourage economic freedom.'
President George W Bush, International Conference on Financing for
Development, 22nd March 2002
Capacity for Development is essential reading for everyone who attended or
is interested in the conference and the issues it covered. It brings
together innovative and well-supported studies of technical cooperation and
its potential to build sustainable capacities in developing countries by
enhancing the knowledge, skills and productive aptitudes of their
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