Cars, computers and formal training may often be requested as part of a public sector reform programme, but it’s changes in the behaviour and mindsets of people that produce lasting results, according to a recent blog post by World Bank experts.
A recent two day planning and knowledge exchange workshop to address institutional change gave a boost to the implementation of the Comprehensive Institution Building Programme, bringing together some 25 colleagues from EuropeAid headquarters and representatives from European Union delegations in five of the six eastern partnership (EaP) countries.
A first version of a Toolkit designed to help elected government officials monitor their own performance in tackling corruption was launched recently in Accra, Ghana. See the Toolkit for yourself and give feedback during its inception in the comments section below.
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Since January, European Commission Delegations have been required to complete Quality Assessment Grids in addition to Action Fiches for technical cooperation support operations in the QSG process. The first samples arriving for review at headquarters offer some interesting lessons on the ongoing TC reform.
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.
As part of the Backbone Strategy, EC Delegations have screened ongoing and forthcoming technical cooperation operations and PIUs against key quality criteria. A mapping grid has been sent to Headquarters by Delegations at the end of January 2009. A consolidated picture of technical cooperation emerged from this exercise showing the diversity of situations major challenges for quality improvements.