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  1. Budget Support Can't Buy Reform But It Can Support It

    Several European Commission evaluations confirm that Budget Support can be a useful instrument to support policy implementation and reforms in developing countries. But it can only contribute to positive change, experts warn, if there is a strong political commitment from partner governments.
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  2. School-focused Capacity Development in Nepal

    What does it mean to have a sector wide plan for capacity development? And what does it take to make it? These were the key themes of a five day learning event for government and development partners from the education sector in Nepal. Nils Boesen, who facilitated the event, reports that the...
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  3. Zambia: TC Reform on the Rocks?

    Making technical cooperation more effective cannot be separated from making all Commission support effective and this requires profound changes in how EuropeAid operates, writes Nils Boesen after an intense and productive learning event about technical cooperation in Lusaka, Zambia.
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  4. European Commission Systems: ROM Explained

    Results Orientated Monitoring, or ROM for short, provides external, objective and impartial feedback on the performance of European Commission aid projects and programmes as part of the Commission’s commitment to quality assurance.
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  5. Building Ownership to Deliver Sustainable Water Aid

    When the children of Inyima in southeast Nigeria began to fall sick and die, villagers were horrified to learn that their own poor hygiene practices had contaminated the community’s drinking water, causing a deadly diarrhoea outbreak.
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