a. Begin building human development alliances and other consultative processes that embrace the full range of key external partners.Outreach involves cementing ties with key partners, including national, regional and international actors who are specialized or have an interest in the theme or the related issues to be examined within the report. The focus should also include relevant media actors and outlets. Outreach is ongoing. Eventually, the outreach should support a media and communications strategy . Consider the outlines of this strategy during the initial steps. Already begin taking advantage of every opportunity to draw the attention of partners, stakeholders and the media to the issues to be raised in the report.
Such alliances and processes help generate public interest and mobilize action. They serve as mechanisms for impact monitoring and for sustained advocacy and follow-up for HDR policy recommendations and human development more generally. The establishment of these human development communities is being encouraged in all countries, along with regional networks that are able to foster exchanges of data, analysis, experiences and good practices across regions. The human development network in the Philippines is a good example.
Regional Bureaux and Regional Centres are encouraged to promote the regular sharing of experience and training opportunities among HDR teams and relevant partners involved in the preparation of national and regional HDRs. HDRO may facilitate staff exchanges aimed at fostering capacity development.UNDP-sponsored online courses are available and easily accessible, and there are also occasional courses at the regional level and in numerous countries that may contribute directly to the understanding and application of human development methodologies.