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For almost two decades, a collapsed government and battling warlords have made Somalia a byword for anarchy.
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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.
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.
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.
How can long-term development programmes survive the instant turmoil of a crisis situation? Alain Calosci, Technical Assistant at the European Union delegation to Haiti, tells us about his experience working on an education programme in the quake-struck Caribbean nation.
Guinea recently emerged from decades of authoritarian government and a period of instability to hold, with strong support from the international community, the country’s first ever credible polls heralding a new beginning for one of the world’s poorest countries.
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.
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