The growth of capacity in IUCN in Asia
A case study prepared for the project ‘Capacity, Change and Performance’ organised by ECDPM.
This study explores the growth of capacity in IUCN in Asia over the period from its inception in 1995 to early 2005, with the aim of broadly assessing how capacity was built, maintained and strengthened over that period. This regional component of IUCN- the World Conservation Union employs 445 staff members who work in partnership with 136 govern- mental and non-governmental members to focus on the conservation and rehabilitation of landscapes, ecosystems, habitats and species in Asia. In the process, IUCN in Asia aims to promote sustainable natural resource management and equitable, sustainable livelihoods within and among nations, communities and gender groups.