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Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 1 March 2010
Marcus Cornaro, who heads the Directorate for the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument, wants to see Technical Cooperation reform integrated at every stage of the project cycle in the European neighbourhood. To achieve this, twinning arrangements with experts from the civil service in European Member states with neighbouring partners has proved to be a key means of transferring know-how and best practice in the region, he said in an interview with capacity4dev.eu.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 7 May 2010
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD, has prepared a Capacity Development Strategic Framework which may evolve into a common reference for donors supporting capacity development on the continent.
From the viewpoint of one Ukrainian government manager, a new element of a European Union programme aimed at its “Eastern Partnership” initiative is easing coordination of institutional development (ID), but political support is needed for overall success.
A recent two day planning and knowledge exchange workshop to address institutional change gave a boost to the implementation of the Comprehensive Institution Building Programme, bringing together some 25 colleagues from EuropeAid headquarters and representatives from European Union delegations in five of the six eastern partnership (EaP) countries.
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UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization
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5 November 2010

The group is about three main topics: poverty reduction through productive activities; trade capacity-building and energy and environment.

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A thriving private sector is essential to long-term sustainable development, but entrepreneurs in developing countries face numerous obstacles, not least accessing the finances to help them realise their business dreams. One successful entrepreneur from Kenya, Africa, states her case.
Many donors have under explored the potential role of the private sector in encouraging development. A new report offers some conclusions on how the European Commission, and its staff in Delegations, could better work with the business community to achieve development.
Lack of transparency in extractive industries like oil, gas or mining has put the brakes on development in resource-rich countries and exacerbated poor governance, according to campaigners in Ghana where a new initiative is encouraging greater disclosure.
The European Commission’s trade related technical assistance programme in the Philippines has been a notable success and the context and timing of interventions have played an important role, according to Nick Taylor from the European Union Delegation in Manila.
Attendants of a high level conference "Organising Inclusive Ownership" which took place in Brussels in May heard of the success stories of a Dutch financed South-South Cooperation programme between Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica.

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