The existence of at least one DLDD-related capacity-building project/programme in the reporting period (2012–2013) should be checked, from the information contained in the Unified Financial Annex (UFA).
For the purpose of UNCCD reporting, capacity-building and capacity development are equivalent terms, which both refer to the process by which countries obtain, strengthen and maintain their capability to meet the obligations of the Convention and its Strategy (see the UFA classification: the Relevant Activity Code (RAC) that applies to the funded activity; and the operational objectives of the Strategy which are addressed by the funded activity).
For reference, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) classified the following five types of measurable capacity development (1)
- Capacities for engagement;
- Capacities to generate, access, and use information and knowledge;
- Capacities for policy and legislation development;
- Capacities for management and implementation;
- Capacities to monitor and evaluate.
To identify programmes or projects/programmes that address building national, subregional and regional capacity to prevent and reverse desertification/land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought as the main programme/project objective, see the UFA classification: the Rio Markers given to the funded activity, which should address pre-eminently the UNCCD.
Programmes/projects that have something else as the main objective, and have capacity-building only as one component/aspect of the programme/project, should not be accounted for here.
Once the project(s)/programme(s) to be accounted for have been identified, their origin should also be indicated (whether the project(s)/ programme(s) have been originated as part of a National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) exercise or any other methodologies and instruments to assess national capacity-building needs).
Since this indicator measures only the existence of at least one DLDD-related capacity-building project/programme, more detailed information on such initiatives at the national, subregional and regional levels can be provided in a separate box.
(1) GEF, UNDP, UNEP. 2010. Monitoring Guidelines of Capacity Development in GEF Operations.