Joint Implementation with the EU Practitioners’ Network: Lessons Learnt and Good Practices
In 2018, the European Commission and the Practitioners’ Network commissioned a short study on joint implementation to identify added value and good practices from projects implemented jointly by the EU and the Practitioners’ Network members. Six case studies are presented: two regional projects and the remaining four are implemented in Cambodia, Morocco, Senegal and Togo.
Joint implementation is a tool for development effectiveness because it reduces transaction costs for partner governments, enhances trust and builds relationships. It also improves the quality of programming, by mobilising a wider array of technical resources and methodological approaches. Critically, joint implementation often uncovers solutions that were difficult to identify amongst the many silos that define the cooperation landscape. It thus measurably improves analysis and lessons learnt by facilitating greater knowledge sharing and giving access to a wider variety of experts.