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  1. Technical Cooperation Reform is a Culture Change

    The European Commission is taking a lead role in championing a results-driven reform of technical cooperation. In a video interview to mark the launch of the new Capacity4dev.eu platform, Koos Richelle, Director General of the Commission's development arm, EuropeAid, explains the modalities of...
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  2. Internal Meetings Minutes and Working Documents

    You'll find here internal documents related to EC technical cooperation reform such as minutes of the Steering Committee meetings, working tools, reports, etc; which will help you follow the implementation of the Backbone Strategy. Minutes of Steering Committee Meetings:
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  3. Milestone documents in the preparation of the Backbone Strategy

    The preparation of the Backbone Strategy included comprehensive consultations with EC Delegations and EU Member States. Different reviews of on the different procedures used when providing technical cooperation were also prepared. 1. Court of Auditors Report on "The effectiveness of TA in...
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  4. Technical Cooperation reform: News from the ground

    The Backbone Strategy takes different forms depending on the country context. EC Delegations play a leading role, with Headquarters support, in the dialogue with partners about technical cooperation. Read here news from the ground extracted from mission reports and other briefs. Mission reports...
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  5. Getting Capacity Assessment Right

    It may seem straightforward to prepare Terms of Reference for an assessment of the capacity of an organisation or a group of organisations. But actually it is not that simple. Good TOR must, among other things, provide clear indications of why the assessment is made, who will make it and how and...
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  6. A Backbone for Improved Technical Cooperation in Mozambique

    The impact of Technical cooperation (TC) delivery in Mozambique is unsatisfactory and strategic and coordinated planning of TC is urgent required. This, in a nutshell, is the general consensus that came out of a series of meetings attended in March 2009 by Ms Manzitti, with EC Delegation staff, EU...
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  7. Governance Assessments: Do We Need More of Them?

    Donors face strong incentives to undertake their own assessment of the governance situation in partner countries, with various objectives responding to different needs. Still, quite often, there is space for better coordination.
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