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Tailoring Trade and Development Policy to Work for the Development of Countries Most in Need
Last week the European Commission presented an agenda to tailor trade and investment policies in favour of countries most in need, while providing new and different support to emerging economies.
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.
Engaging with the Private Sector for Capacity Development
Many donors have under explored the potential role of the private sector in encouraging development. A new report offers some conclusions on how the European Commission, and its staff in Delegations, could better work with the business community to achieve development.
Towards Better Capacity Development: Learning from the Private Sector
Could development professionals at the European Commission improve their efforts in developing capacity by drawing some lessons from experiences in the private sector? Consultants Paul Beaulieu and Robert LeBlanc, think they could.
Helping Low-Income Farmers Access High-End Markets
Agricultural producers in the African Caribbean and Pacific region, with the help of a European Commission backed project, are learning how to meet stringent regulations and requirements and continue to sell their foodstuffs in European markets.
NEPAD Launches CD Framework
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD, has prepared a Capacity Development Strategic Framework which may evolve into a common reference for donors supporting capacity development on the continent.
South-South Cooperation – Another Way of Sharing Knowledge
Attendants of a high level conference "Organising Inclusive Ownership" which took place in Brussels in May heard of the success stories of a Dutch financed South-South Cooperation programme between Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica.
Donor Support to the Private Sector Can Work, says Kenyan Entrepreneur
A thriving private sector is essential to long-term sustainable development, but entrepreneurs in developing countries face numerous obstacles, not least accessing the finances to help them realise their business dreams. One successful entrepreneur from Kenya, Africa, states her case.