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 When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport. South Africa recognised this underlying issue, and with EU support embarked on a capacity development programme.
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Enrique Rebolledo
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21 September 2015

Climate finance tools, instruments approaches, experiences and lessons learned

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Effective capacity development involves understanding and supporting change management processes, according to consultants Carole Pretorius and Nico Pretorius who took part in a special capacity development workshop in Brussels recently.
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Capacity4dev Team
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30 November 2010

A group to discuss and support the pragmatic and gradual introduction of a "political economy" approach in EC Development Cooperation.

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Amouzou Bedi uploaded a new Document 20 October 2014

This paper examines the institutional and political constraints that
inhibit multilateral and bilateral donor agencies supporting poverty reduction
initiatives on the ground. These include the constraints related to their own structures

Mélanie Romat posted Information 21 March 2017

L’échange d’expériences dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre d’un appui budgétaire a visé à la Consolidation de l’Etat Haïtien

Auteure : Sylvie Conde

Over the past couple of years a number of donor agencies have adopted Political Economy Analysis tools to assist development practice. The European Union Delegation to Zambia recently carried out two pilot political economy studies. Their experience provides lessons for developing an EC tool.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 20 February 2018
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The updated Budget Support Guidelines, introduced in October 2017, encompassed changes to the modality and a streamlining of existing procedures. Grounded in a logic of dialogue and partnership, budget support accounts for about 40% of EU’s bilateral cooperation. We talked to three EU Delegations to ask about their experiences with the modality and what the update of the guidelines means for their work.
A European Commission programme of budget support in Paraguay has enabled the government to address weaknesses within the country’s financial administration systems, according to Sergio Forte, Deputy Minister of Finance.
Over the last ten years or so, the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica has implemented a broadly successful programme of tax reform, offering an interesting case study that stresses the importance of capacity development for long-term success.

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