The World Bank Group opened a technical office in Marseille, the MENA Knowledge Network Agency (KNA), in response to increasing demand from the MENA Region for expertise and knowledge services. The objective of the MENA KNA is to support capacity development and facilitate knowledge sharing and learning throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
WBI organized a series of retreats in Madagascarat the request of the Malagasy Government. These examined global experiences in governance and private sector development issues, and also focused on implementation issues and continuous learning within the government to improve performance and achieve development results.
Lao PDR Lao PDR is a designated focus country where capacity development is pillar of the Bank’s country assistance strategy and program. In close collaboration with the country team, WBI is providing assistance on the design, implementation, and monitoring of capacity development interventions for both lending and non-lending activities.
WBI utilized the Rapid-Results Approach (RRA) to support implementation processes in Kenya. The government viewed the RRA as a useful and timely tool that helped jump-start the change processes, proving particularly crucial with regards to the ambitious Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS) for Wealth and Employment Creation.
WBI, in collaboration with partner institutions and the government of Ethiopia, sponsored a e-dialogue series, “Developing a National Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Strategy,” to facilitate exchange between Ethiopian decision makers and international practitioners with experience in the design and implementation of international infrastructure.
WBI, along with the country team, is assisting the government ofChadin its efforts to strengthen public financial management. The WBI program aims to define country capacity development needs and to tailor a customized country-focused intervention with special attention to oil-revenue management.
Central African Republic At the request of the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), WBI and the World Bank LICUS team assisted the government of CAR in the delivery of a leadership training seminar in Bangui, CAR, in November 2004. The seminar was co-sponsored by BONUCA and UNDP and was designed around key results in the government's transition matrix. The seminar provided experiences from leaders from other African countries, which have also gone through post-conflict transitions.
Building Local Capacity Through Regional Networks
These documents focus on the creation and fostering of regional networks of expertise as a method of building local capacity and encouraging regional knowledge sharing.