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Countries which have carried out the national capacity self-assessment (NCSA) implement the resulting action plans to develop the necessary capacity at the individual, institutional and systemic levels to tackle desertification/land degradation and drought issues at the national and local levels
Outcome area 4.2
Those countries which have not previously undertaken capacity needs assessments engage in relevant assessment processes to identify capacity needs for tackling desertification/land degradation and drought at the national and local levels
Number of countries, subregional and regional reporting entities engaged in building capacity to combat DLDD on the basis of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) or other methodologies and instruments
Global target
Percentage of affected country Parties, subregional and regional reporting entities that implement DLDD-specific capacity-building plans or programmes/projects
≥ 90
To be reported on by
Understanding the indicator
The indicator measures the presence of DLDD-related capacity-building processes implemented in affected country Parties and/or at the subregional/regional levels through the quantification of existing DLDD-related capacity-building initiatives supported by developed country Parties. The indicator will provide information on to what extent affected country Parties, subregional and regional entities may be expected to meet their obligations foreseen by the Convention, including forthcoming ones (i.e. new reporting requirements, establishment of monitoring systems, accessing new financing mechanisms). The information provided by developed country Parties will be complemented by the reporting of affected country Parties and other entities on capacity-building initiatives at the national, subregional, regional and global levels.
Data needed
§  Information on DLDD-related capacity-building initiatives (including information obtained from CSOs);
Please note that only capacity-building plans/programmes/projects mentioned in the Unified Financial Annex (UFA) that have DLDD-related capacity-building as a major objective are to be considered.
Data sources
§  UFAs compiled part of the reporting exercise;
§  Programme/project documents and interim or final reports of those programmes and projects identified through the UFAs as having DLDD-related capacity-building as a major objective;
§  Reports received from CSOs.
Check the glossary
“Capacity-building, capacity development”, “Capacity-building initiative”, “National capacity self-assessment (NCSA)”, “UFA”.
National contribution to the global target
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.
Voluntary national target
If your country does not have at least one DLDD-related capacity-building project or programme in the reporting period (2012–2013), the plan to have such an instrument in place by a given date is proposed as the national voluntary target.
If your country has a different national target for this indicator, please indicate it in the text box (please note that you should either confirm your plans or indicate a different target; the two options are mutually exclusive).
Qualitative assessment
Please indicate whether your country has assessed capacity-building needs (regardless the instrument/methodology used, National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) or other methodologies and instruments).
Please indicate whether your country has received financial and/or technical assistance to build capacities to combat DLDD, and which assistance/from which institution this assistance was provided

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