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Valentina Pomatto uploaded a new Document 16 December 2010

Non Formal Primary Schools Programme in Bangladesh

Having managed to slip away briefly from her household chores, Joyce Mtenje sits at a wooden desk in a district resource centre in Malawi, flipping through the pages of “The Nation” newspaper. She's taking advantage of an EU-funded centre that's about to transform to a Malawian institution.
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UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization
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5 November 2010

The group is about three main topics: poverty reduction through productive activities; trade capacity-building and energy and environment.

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While a massive body of water separates Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, there’s not an ocean of difference between them in terms of the scale of the governance challenges facing their education sectors.
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Annica Floren
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18 May 2010

Education and Development Group for accessing information and exchanging ideas

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The failure of public servants to deliver basic goods and services, or ‘quiet corruption’, is a having a deeply negative impact on impoverished societies across Africa, according to a new World Bank report.
Zaira Girbau Garcia posted Information 26 January 2010

At a cost of about 8MD, this project involves the creation of an international training center for graduates of engineering schools and universities in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency and creating an international center of expertise in the technology

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.
Capacity development and sustainable results are the key objectives of all European Commission assistance to partner countries, but traditional technical cooperation is not the default route for getting there. In India, the EC delegation found an alternative way to respond to government demand.
What does it mean to have a sector wide plan for capacity development? And what does it take to make it? These were the key themes of a five day learning event for government and development partners from the education sector in Nepal. Nils Boesen, who facilitated the event, reports that the participants found sensible answers to both questions.

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