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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.
Norma Schönherr uploaded a new Document 27 April 2017

The GLOBAL VALUE toolkit provides knowledge, tools and resources for companies and other
societal actors wishing to tackle the SDGs together with business. It is composed of six thematic

Veronique Lena uploaded a new Document 13 December 2017

All presentations of the Webinar 7th of December 2017

1 February 2013 to 22 February 2013
in Online (XX)
Organised byLearning Network on Capacity Development

A series of online discussions on effective institutions throughout February
2013 leading up to the Effective Institutions Building Block [1] meeting at
the end of February.


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 Member States and represtative of the government of Mozambique.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 2 October 2009
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 28 July 2010
Making Technical Cooperation more effective implies making the European Commission more effective. That may be painful, but not impossible, argues Nils Boesen who has assisted EuropeAid in designing and implementing the TC reform.
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 the context of capacity development"
The Director General of EuropeAid, Koos Richelle, has circulated the new Guidelines on Making Technical Assistance More Effective and urged staff across the European Commission to take a leading role in implementing technical cooperation reform. "Your dedicated involvement and leadership are critical to achieve, in the coming months, tangible improvements in the way TC programmes are designed and managed," said Mr Richelle in an instruction note to staff and delegations.
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: