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    Stimulating Innovation in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Risk Management
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  2. Technical Assistance: Too Much of the Wrong Thing?

    In war-torn Afghanistan, technical assistance has been the standard recipe for getting quick results in a situation with limited government capacity. It has at best been a double edged sword, write Micha Ramakers and Nils Boesen after a recent learning event on technical cooperation in the capital...
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  3. Quake Disaster Shouldn't Detract from Long-term Objectives

    Haiti is still reeling from a devastating earthquake, but its leaders don’t want the humanitarian relief operation to detract from the country’s long-term development objectives and the Commission has offered its support, according to top officials.
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  4. Haiti Quake Recovery: A Task for a Generation

    One year after a devastating earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, homes, cities and lives still need to be rebuilt. While the European Union maintains that helping Haiti is a top priority, EU representatives concede the journey to recovery will occupy a generation.
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  5. Elections Bring Stability and Era of Renewed Cooperation

    Guinea recently emerged from decades of authoritarian government and a period of instability to hold, with strong support from the international community, the country’s first ever credible polls heralding a new beginning for one of the world’s poorest countries.
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  6. Linking Emergency and Development in Burkina Faso

    Thanks to a clever use of existing procedures, the European Union Delegation to Burkina Faso working in partnership with the government, successfully managed a seamless transition from an emergency intervention by the Commission’s humanitarian body, ECHO, to offering long-term support to more than...
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  7. A Lesson in Public Sector Reform from Haiti

    The European Commission's experience in Haiti in support of a government-wide strengthening of the executive branch provides an encouraging example of government-driven donor co-ordination and an imaginative approach to capacity development and technical co-operation in a fragile or post-...
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