The current migration crisis in the Mediterranean is a stark reminder of the human cost of conflict. Conflicts have become more difficult to resolve, and the transition for affected countries to greater socio-economic development has become more difficult and costly.
A leading Afghanistan expert provided key advice related to aid delivery and institutional support in Afghanistan at a conference named “Corruption in Afghanistan: What do we know, how do we go forward?” held in Brussels at the end of last year.
The Communication on the Future Approach to Budget Support announces that EuropeAid has developed a new Risk Management Framework for budget support operations. Lars Wilke of EuropeAid A2 introduces the new concept and explains how to use it.
The European Commission is putting in place a new approach to fragility to assist Delegations in situations of fragility and crisis management, which was presented at a recent pilot training in Brussels.
Information gathering and time spent understanding the local context are key to operational success in fragile and post-conflict situations, according to Micha Ramakers from the European Union Delegation to Afghanistan.