On 6 April 2016, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) Secretariat organised a workshop on its capacity development experiences in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The workshop was part of the DCF Belgium High-level Symposium on “Rethinking development cooperation for the SDGs: country-level perspectives and lessons“, held in Brussels from 6-8 April 2016.
In line with the Symposium themes, an overview of the rationale for capacity building activities in LDCs was provided. The presentation highlighted approaches, results achieved and impediments encountered. The main lessons learned in project implementation were presented, in particular in enhancing collaboration between and among development partners and pilot countries, as well as in engaging private sector actors in adding value to project outcomes. Discussions were enriched with presentations from participants of some of the pilot countries (the Gambia and Nepal) participating in recent capacity building activities.