09 December 2011
The purpose of this practitioner’s Guide is to provide practical guidance to UNDP staff, partner
countries and other development partners on the nature of environmental capacity and how to support
capacity development for environmental sustainability (cdes). the guide builds on undp’s Practice
Note on Capacity Development and Practice Note on Capacity Assessment and incorporates best
practices from cdes experience
to date. the main text of this guide presents the undp approach to cdes, including guiding principles, an analytical framework and a five-step process that can be adapted to various settings.