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EuropeAid – or DG DEVCO – is responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid to reduce poverty in the world, while ensuring sustainable development and promoting democracy, peace and security. In November last year, EuropeAid welcomed new Director General, Fernando Frutuoso de Melo. Earlier this week, capacity4dev.eu took a camera to his office for an informal conversation on the context of European development cooperation in 2014.
Amouzou Bedi created a new WIKI page 25 July 2015

 

Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 19 January 2015
Last summer, the European Union released an Evaluation policy for development cooperation. Entitled Evaluation Matters, it notably emphasizes the “Evaluation First principle” which means that good intervention and policy must always be based on robust evidence. Drafting this policy was “quite a learning experience as collectively we had to rethink how to work to ensure the purpose, objective and usefulness of evaluation can be better understood,” said Philippe Loop, Head of the Evaluation Unit for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) at the European Commission.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 18 December 2013
The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, a unique, interdisciplinary research community chaired by former World Trade Organization head, Pascal Lamy, released their long anticipated “Now for the Long Term” report in October. It offers frank discussion on how to break gridlock on major global challenges. At the recent European DevDays, Lamy spoke with us about the report, offering a line of thought that may resonate in the upcoming debate on the post- Millennium Development Goals framework.
Amouzou Bedi created a new WIKI page 6 December 2016

The mayor of Bogotá takes a shower on television to promote saving water, and water consumption drops; HIV patients in Kenya get text messages to remind them to take their medication and adherence rates rise by 13 percentage points; and a simple rewrite of letters from the UK tax office nets the government £200 million… These are among the successes attributed to ‘behavioural interventions’, which consider how psychological and social forces affect the implementation of public policy.
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14 February 2017 to 16 February 2017
in (Ghana)
Organised byKnowledge for Development without Borders

Trainees should be able after the 3 training modules to us Mobile phone apps
to improve sustainable agriculture, and Internet for research (job
advertisements, information concerning SDGs, free online courses, health,
legal, Women's rights, climate change, peace, addresses, institutions,
companies etc.). In addition Trainees should be able to write, send and
receive e-mail. After completing the training participants can join our
Community of Practices where they will have access to the training 
materials  and  gain  more  knowledge  on  ICT  and  explore 
other  development.

Linking urgent humanitarian aid with long-term development assistance will be central to a first-of-its-kind Trust Fund organised by the European Commission to mobilise international donors in the Central African Republic (CAR).  

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