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  1. Government Ownership Key to Successful EU Support to the Philippines

    The European Commission’s experience in the Philippines in recent years has been marked by strong country ownership of development programming and implementation. This hands-on approach has proved to be a decisive factor in achieving effective aid interventions and could offer lessons for other...
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  2. New Guidelines for Sustainable Urban Development Cooperation

    With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, experts agree that the continuing trend towards urbanisation is both inevitable and irreversible. New EC guidelines propose a fresh mindset to assist the development of better cities.
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  3. Consulting Civil Society Organisations to Shape Future EU Policy

    The European Commission has opened a public consultation addressing civil society organisations to contribute to the future EU policy on "Civil Society Organisations in Development Cooperation".  Kristian Schmidt, Director of Human and Society Development at EuropeAid, comments on the...
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  4. Localise Global Problems, says Lamy

    The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, a unique, interdisciplinary research community chaired by former World Trade Organization head, Pascal Lamy, released their long anticipated “Now for the Long Term” report in October. It offers frank discussion on how to break gridlock on major...
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  5. GIZ and the Post-2015 Development Framework

    GIZ, a German federal organisation, assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. At the recent European Development Days, Managing Director Dr Christoph Beier reflected on the changing landscape of development...
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