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Paul Riembault
Created: 
8 October 2014

The objective of this group is to share key documents and to receive feed back from staff interested in the operational system

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African think tanks prove useful in researching, influencing, designing and implementing policies and can therefore be used by development practitioners in project cycles, said Dr Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary of the  African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), a Zimbabwe-based organisation that supports 39 think tanks in 25 African countries.
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Owned by: 
Cécile Mabilotte
Created: 
24 January 2012

This group gathers all methodological publications of the Directorate EuropeAid that have been published in the "Tools and Methods Series"

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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.
Three years after the launch of its reform of technical cooperation, the European Commission is now looking beyond technical cooperation at ways to support capacity development more consistently across all areas of development assistance.
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.
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.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 28 July 2010
Making Technical Cooperation more effective implies making the European Commission more effective. That may be painful, but not impossible, argues Nils Boesen who has assisted EuropeAid in designing and implementing the TC reform.
How can partners address capacity development and what can you do to support them in the early stages of such processes? This is a key issue that underlies all European Commission efforts towards sustainability of development and aid effectiveness.
Since January, European Commission Delegations have been required to complete Quality Assessment Grids in addition to Action Fiches for technical cooperation support operations in the QSG process. The first samples arriving for review at headquarters offer some interesting lessons on the ongoing TC reform.

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