Capacity4dev caught up with Elodie Valette, Geographer at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), to talk about how the work they do applies geographic principles to localised development projects.
This new group explores the lessons-learned from capacity-building on PFM in South Sudan, including findings from the EU Technical Assistance for Sub-national Capacity Building in Payroll and PFM (EUTAPP).
Very nice shiny morning. The hills show their natural beauty. Suddenly clouds have come and surrounded the whole area. After ten minutes, clouds have gone and everything gets clearly visible. It seems that the hilly area flourishing itself newly.
Birgit Vleugels (EUD Ethiopia) and Giacomo Miserocchi (Pakistan) spoke to capacity4dev about what they took from the recent Workshop on Decentralisation Reforms, Local Governance, Local and Territorial Development.
Over the last two decades a shift in the understanding of decentralization has occurred, opening the way to a greater, more proactive, developmental role for Local Authorities. This has opened the way to a new understanding of Local Authorities as political actors (i.e.