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Classed as a lower middle income country, Cambodia is a growing economy that is still marked by its history, notably the Khmer Rouge period. In the first of a new monthly series of articles featuring interviews with EU Delegations Heads of Cooperation, Fiona Ramsey shares best practice examples of the Cambodian Delegation’s work on joint programming and budget support, as well as advice for other delegations thinking of using these tools.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 24 April 2014
Thinking about the Caribbean, the first image that comes to mind is usually tranquil beaches with white sand and coconut trees. In fact, this diverse region is facing many challenges and changes.
The European Union’s Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, recently presented an ‘Agenda for Change’; designed to increase the impact of EU development policy and introduce a new approach on EU budget support.
To whom is a private sector consultant accountable, the donor paying their bill or the country to which they are providing technical assistance? Private sector consultants are widely used in managing and implementing Public Finance Management reform, yet questions of accountability, and consultants' role in influencing the reform agenda is under examined. 
Improving Integrated Financial Management Information Systems Led by expert Dr Carolyne Stanforth.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 26 February 2014
In this week's Voices & Views Pavan Sukhdev, the founder of Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) Advisory speaks to capacity4dev.eu about the economics of biodiversity. 
 When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport. South Africa recognised this underlying issue, and with EU support embarked on a capacity development programme.
The European Commission has published its Agenda for Change for increasing the impact of EU development policy as well as a Communication on the future of budget support. You can read it here.
Many developing countries have serious deficiencies when it comes to providing accurate, timely and accessible information on how their national budget is allocated and spent, leaving an open-door to abuse and corruption, say the International Budget Partnership.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 19 April 2011
Budget Support involves channeling finances directly into the treasury of partner countries. It’s a form of development assistance that represents an important form of assistance for international donors like the European Commission and in the central African nation of Rwanda, government representatives are enthusiastic about its positive impact.

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