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EuropeAid: Third Regional Workshop on Democratic Governance

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15 July 2009

Workshop RwandaThe regional workshops provide an occasion for colleagues working on democratic governance to meet and exchange experiences and ideas. This year, key topics included presentations and discussions on:

  • Exchange of experience and presentation of an ongoing study on the support to parliaments. 
  • Governance dimensions in the Mid-Term Review as well as in the Joint Africa EU Strategy

Country cases such as the Rwanda Joint Governance Assessment, working with parliaments in South Africa, and how to continue support in fragile environments such as Zimbabwe helped deepen the focus on real-life country scenarios.

The general feeling among participants was one of expanding governance agendas, with ever more sophisticated tools - but potential overload, as the pressure to demonstrate results and spend resources was hard to reconcile with the need for a) deepening country specific knowledge about various governance dimensions, and b) reorienting the work with key governance actors.



DISCLAIMER: This information is provided in the interests of knowledge sharing and capacity development and should not be interpreted as the official view of the European Commission, or any other organisation.

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