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  1. Here is the Evaluation Report... so now what do we do?

    When we talk about evaluation, we often focus on its approaches and methods, how to undertake an evaluation, and the report. This is all very good and useful, but it is not the whole story. Evaluation is essentially part of a wider process of learning.
    15 6 5 428
    21 January 2015
  2. Human Resources for Health: A Capacity Development project implemented in India

    On a recent trip to India, Renée Zandvliet, working with EuropeAid’s 'Civil Society and Local Authorities' unit, saw that civil society organisations (CSOs) often play a supportive role in improving the functioning and outreach of public health systems, as well as helping strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH). As part of's CSOs in India Week, she shares her views.
    2 6 9 501
    21 January 2013
  3. A New Tool Assesses Capacity Development Gains

    Development professionals are regularly asked to assess results of Capacity Development programmes – a challenging task that is not always easily carried out. But a new tool, called the Rapid Assessment of Capacity, or RAC, has been designed with the intention of being fast, effective and low cost to implement.
    1 5 10 352
    1 August 2012
  4. Improving Performance Measurement in the Social Sectors

    There are abundant stories about over-ambitious targets and badly chosen indicators in Performance Assessment Frameworks. So should we do away with PAFs as instruments for sector capacity development? No, says Willem Cornelissen from the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam and trainer for the Aid Delivery Method Programme of EuropeAid, but there is ample room for improving their use in the social sectors and develop related capacities.
    0 4 11 269
    1 December 2009
  5. From Science of Delivery to Doing Development Differently

    The World Bank has a question; how can it improve its Science of Delivery? The Science of Delivery means "to learn better and adapt more quickly when things work well or when they don't work well and take some of the lessons of that learning and apply them elsewhere." And this comes with structural reforms as well as a change of culture. "We are quite excited about it", said Jeffrey Lewis, Chief Economist of the Global Practices at the World Bank.
    19 4 6 474
    17 March 2015
  6. Developments in Mapping Civil Society Organisations

    It has been a year since the European Commission adopted ‘The Roots of Democracy and Sustainable Development: Europe’s Engagement with Civil Society in External Relations‘ Communication, which promotes a more strategic engagement of the EU with civil society. EuropeAid’s Virginia Manzitti reviews the progress made in mapping civil society, and provides practical advice going forwards.
    0 4 8 647
    23 September 2013
  7. New Tool Increases Focus on Quality Assessment of Technical Cooperation

    EuropeAid has developed a new Technical Cooperation Quality Assessment Grid, which must be used by its task managers to self-assess quality of TC. This gives a clear signal that focus on quality has moved up a gear as the European Commission reform of TC enters its second phase.
    0 3 3 643
    20 January 2010
  8. Evaluation Critical of EU’s Gender Equality Efforts

    As the European Union prepares its latest plan to support gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) around the world, a timely evaluation of its efforts so far has found much room for improvement.
    11 3 4 706
    30 April 2015
  9. Women breaking stones

    Matter for the SDGs - ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

    Sand, gravel and salt may have a low price per tonne, but their value for domestic development and their potential for local employment creation is significant, especially when compared to the more talked about minerals like copper and gold. With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, these humble ‘Development Minerals’ will play a crucial role in building homes and urban environments. The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, supported by the EU and UNDP, have initiated a capacity-building programme to develop this sector sustainably and improve livelihood opportunities.
    2 3 3 344
    31 March 2017
  10. Next Steps for Green Economy

    At last year's Rio+20 sustainable development conference, Green Economy emerged as one of the two main issues, alongside strengthening the institutional framework for sustainable development. But how can we translate what has been referred to as the ‘rather abstract’ concept of Green Economy into concrete development cooperation activities and results? Achim Halpaap of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently delivered the ‘Introduction To An Inclusive Green Economy’ training, and shares his ideas. 
    1 3 10 112
    26 August 2013
  11. Zambia: TC Reform on the Rocks?

    Making technical cooperation more effective cannot be separated from making all Commission support effective and this requires profound changes in how EuropeAid operates, writes Nils Boesen after an intense and productive learning event about technical cooperation in Lusaka, Zambia.
    0 3 3 689
    24 March 2010
  12. The EU Supports Adaptation Strategies of Ten Banana Producing Countries

    With an erosion of their preferences to enter into the EU banana market, banana-exporting countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) need to adapt. 2012 heralds the launch of the programming stage of the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM), which provides a variety of support to eligible countries.
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    17 February 2012
  13. Capacity Development: Links and Tools

    Search the web for capacity development (CD) tools and methodologies and you are likely to find hundreds or even thousands of references, particularly if you include "organisational development" in your search. So how can one find a way through this jungle of material?
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    26 May 2009
  14. Backbone Strategy Questions and Answers

    Find short answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Backbone Strategy for TC reform and the Guidelines here. The FAQs will be updated and amended regularly.  
    0 2 5 076
    15 July 2009
  15. Ancient Practices with Modern Value

    The roaming farming practices of nomadic pastoralists may appear to have altered little in hundreds of years, but in today’s unpredictable age of climate change these ancient practices may hold the key to flexible farming in hostile environments and donors should do more to support them, say experts.
    0 2 10 876
    22 July 2010
  16. Health via Healthy Roads

    It may seem curious to begin the fourth thematic month of the European Year for Development on Health by talking about roads, but as experience in Ethiopia has shown, improving transport infrastructure can make a big difference to people’s well-being.
    5 2 4 817
    3 April 2015
  17. Putting Culture in Development

    Whether helping to foster democracy in the Middle East, teaching adolescents about sexually transmitted diseases in Russia, or denouncing domestic violence in the Solomon Islands, the links between cultural expression and the development agenda are many and varied.
    4 2 3 045
    3 July 2015
  18. Replacing Traditional Cooking Stoves with Gas Stoves is Transforming Lives

    Some people hope that a dream kitchen will make them happier. The life of one woman in Darfur has been transformed by a $100 gas stove. Cooking with a traditional, open stove made out of stones, the woman’s hands and feet always suffered cuts because of the need to collect firewood every day, said Muna Eltahir, Country Director for Sudan of Practical Action. During the long hours this required, the woman’s daughters had to stay home to take care of their younger siblings.
    8 2 7 912
    7 August 2015
  19. Thumbnail Image HoC Cambodia Article

    Views from the Field: Q&A with Fiona Ramsey, EU Head of Cooperation in Cambodia

    Classed as a lower middle income country, Cambodia is a growing economy that is still marked by its history, notably the Khmer Rouge period. In the first of a new monthly series of articles featuring interviews with EU Delegations Heads of Cooperation, Fiona Ramsey shares best practice examples of the Cambodian Delegation’s work on joint programming and budget support, as well as advice for other delegations thinking of using these tools.
    1 2 1 700
    21 April 2017
  20. Abordando el embarazo en la adolescencia en Panamá

    Abordando el embarazo en la adolescencia en Panamá

    El embarazo en la adolescencia es un tema complejo, acompañado a menudo de graves consecuencias. América Latina tiene la segunda tasa de fecundidad durante la adolescencia más alta del mundo, muy por encima de Asia, América del Norte y Europa. Durante 15 años, el programa insignia de la Unión Europea para la cohesión social en América Latina, EUROsociAL+, ha brindado apoyo técnico a las reformas de políticas a nivel nacional y territorial, con un fuerte énfasis en la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres. En el Día Mundial de las Habilidades de la Juventud, es una oportunidad para abordar este problema de salud pública de enorme importancia.
    7 2 3 034
    15 July 2021
  21. Water becomes priority for economic development

    Water becomes priority for economic development

    Sustainable Development Goals call for ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. But water’s significance goes further.
    2 2 13 202
    29 September 2017
  22. Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS

    Developing the link between agriculture and tourism could be a significant opportunity for small island developing states. Already an expanding sector in several Pacific and Caribbean islands, agritourism can address a range of development challenges – among them low agricultural productivity, high food imports and loss of tourism revenue, poor public health and youth unemployment.
    8 2 8 910
    20 January 2017
  23. The European Development Days (EDDs) 2013 Take Place This Week

    The “EU Dev Days” are Europe's premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. This year, more than 5000 people will gather in Brussels on 26 and 27th November for questions and debate around the event’s main theme - the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
    5 2 3 978
    25 November 2013
  24. Declining Bee Numbers: Measures to Protect the Pollinators in Africa and Asia

    As the crucial role of bees as pollinators of the world’s food supply is increasingly becoming common knowledge, reports about the serious decline of honeybee populations in Europe and the USA have alarmed governments, the private sector and the general public. A similar decline in Africa and Asia has the potential to further threaten the world’s biodiversity, in addition to compromising the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural resource-poor farmers, as well as having negative impacts on the agricultural income of commercial farmers.
    3 2 18 039
    12 August 2013
  25. European Report on Development 2013 to Open Debate on the Post MDG Framework

    The fourth edition of the European Report on Development (ERD) is currently in preparation for a launch in Spring 2013. Under the working title, "Development in a changing world: Elements for a post-2015 global agenda", this paper will propose ideas for the next framework for development to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals. 
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    13 December 2012
  26. The Most Popular Voices & Views in 2013 reviews the most popular Voices & Views in 2013, which covered a wide variety of topics including climate change, education and budget support, and featured several notable speakers from former World Trade Organization head, Pascal Lamy, to British primatologist Jane Goodall.
    3 2 2 364
    6 January 2014
  27. How Three Young People are Driving Change Around the World

    Young people are not just leaders of the future – they are leaders of today. With more than half the world’s population under 30, the vast majority in emerging and developing economies, young people have a crucial role to play in seeing through the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Youth Day we highlight initiatives by three young people driving change in climate smart agriculture in Malawi, voter engagement in India and professional development in ACP.
    5 2 5 461
    12 August 2016
  28. Strategic Partnerships: Uniting the European Commission and Local Authorities

    “Although development is a global [issue], the implementation is always local. Because it’s at this level that it is most effective,” said Mr Khalifa Sall, President of United Cities and Local Governments and Mayor of Dakar. He believes that including local authorities in sustainable development is only ‘natural’. So what does it take to unite the European Commission and Local Authorities?
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    13 August 2015