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Could development professionals at the European Commission improve their efforts in developing capacity by drawing some lessons from experiences in the private sector? Consultants Paul Beaulieu and Robert LeBlanc, think they could.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 12 June 2012
Donors face monumental challenges in delivering aid and effective cooperation with the world’s newest country South Sudan, which, after two decades of civil conflict, has extreme capacity shortages.
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.
The European Commission, together with local authorities and experts, agrees on the political nature of decentralisation and recognises local authorities’ crucial role in multi-actor dialogue processes and domestic accountability.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 27 October 2011
More aid contracts being won locally could boost development and job creation in partner countries, according to a new report by the European Network on Debt and Development, Eurodad.
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.
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 100,000 flood victims.
As the European Commission prepares a new Communication on the involvement of civil society organisations in EC development cooperation, delegates at a recent Brussels meeting called on the European Commission to continue the dialogue with such entities and improve their involvement in EU aid delivery mechanisms.
Results Orientated Monitoring, or ROM for short, provides external, objective and impartial feedback on the performance of European Commission aid projects and programmes as part of the Commission’s commitment to quality assurance.