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For almost two decades, a collapsed government and battling warlords have made Somalia a byword for anarchy.
At a recent debate at the European Commission's EuropeAid headquarters, Theodore Trefon, who is also a contributor and editor of the 2005 book, "Reinventing Order in the Congo", sparked a lively debate with his hard-hitting assessment of donor short-comings in Africa's largest nation.
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The European Commission's experience in Haiti in support of a government-wide strengthening of the executive branch provides an encouraging example of government-driven donor co-ordination and an imaginative approach to capacity development and technical co-operation in a fragile or post-conflict environment.
In war-torn Afghanistan, technical assistance has been the standard recipe for getting quick results in a situation with limited government capacity. It has at best been a double edged sword, write Micha Ramakers and Nils Boesen after a recent learning event on technical cooperation in the capital, Kabul.On the other hand, they find that the TC reform is highly relevant even in this most fragile of situations.
Haiti is still reeling from a devastating earthquake, but its leaders don’t want the humanitarian relief operation to detract from the country’s long-term development objectives and the Commission has offered its support, according to top officials.
Sierra Leone has come a long way since the brutal civil war ended in 1999, and donors have played a vital role in this progress. But donor approaches to technical assistance, implementation units and topping-up schemes could end up doing some harm, writes Nils Boesen after a Technical Cooperation learning event in the capital, Freetown.
Public sector reform is all too often hindered by the perception that change is being imposed from the outside, according to Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, Under Secretary for Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resources in the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan.
While a massive body of water separates Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, there’s not an ocean of difference between them in terms of the scale of the governance challenges facing their education sectors.
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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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One year after a devastating earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, homes, cities and lives still need to be rebuilt. While the European Union maintains that helping Haiti is a top priority, EU representatives concede the journey to recovery will occupy a generation.

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