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Decentralisation as a political process has existed for decades, though with mixed results in improving people’s lives. Many reforms failed to promote local development because they were not designed to do so.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 26 January 2015
Director General of DG DEVCO and Chair of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD), Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, opened the forum’s meeting in October last year by talking about the importance of 2015. "It is the end of the Millennium Development Goals, and a whole set of new, universal goals will be negotiated in the United Nations. It is also the year of the international climate negotiations in Paris, where hopefully a new consensus on combatting climate change will be reached. For that reason the European Union decided to follow your suggestion and have the first ever European year dedicated to international cooperation and development."
The complexities, gains and future direction of the EU Support to Decentralisation processes were highlighted last month when specialists met in Brussels for the presentation of the evaluation of ten years of support, 2000-2009.
Daphné Barbotte posted Information 22 March 2017

This afternoon, panellists and PFD members discussed the Post-Cotonou framework – the future ACP-EU partnership – and the role CSOs and LAs should play in this new agreement.

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Owned by: 
Antonio Fernandez de Velasco
Created: 
12 October 2012

The PFD is the result of a Structured Dialogue, which brings together Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities from around the world.

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The project “Strengthening the...

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With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, experts agree that the continuing trend towards urbanisation is both inevitable and irreversible. New EC guidelines propose a fresh mindset to assist the development of better cities.
07
Nov
From
7 November 2013 to 8 November 2013
in 1050 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission, EuropeAid

To support capacity development, and dialogue among practitioners, EuropeAid
Unit B2 “Civil Society and Local Authorities” is organising an *Inception
Seminar* on 7-8 November 2013 on “Management of the Project Cycle and
Monitoring of Project Implementation”: for the Beneficiaries of new
projects (of Calls for Proposals 131140, 131141, 131142 and 131143
launched under the NSA-LA programme). About 140 participants are
foreseen.

The *overall objectives *of the Seminar are to contribute to (i) a better
project management by the Grant Beneficiaries under the NSA/LA Programme, in
consistency with the principle of aid effectiveness; (ii) the improvement of
knowledge on the roles of Project Managers and EC Task Managers; (iii) the
enhancement of cooperation and coordination among on-going projects and (iv)
exchange of experiences.

Sergio OLIETE JOSA uploaded a new Document 1 March 2015

I hope you will find this paper interesting. It has been published in "Relaciones Internacionales" an academic journal in Spanish. Below, you can find an abstract in English. 

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