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  1. Moving to Government-Managed Technical Assistance

    In the present phase of EC support to the health sector in the Philippines, the commission contracts TA personnel. This will change in 2011 when the government will take charge of recruitment and management of TA. The radical reform of TA delivery, proposed by government and welcomed by the...
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  2. Decentralisation: Learning Lessons from the Developing World

    Decentralisation is not always easily implemented and many developing countries have failed or are failing to introduce effective decentralised governance systems. But why? Francois Vaillancourt from the University of Montreal, Canada, considers the obstacles, conditions for success and how these...
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  3. Rethinking Support to Local Governance

    To strengthen local governments across Africa, donors would be advised to spend more time and resources in researching and understanding local systems, according to Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi a key expert from the region. Mr Mbassi, from Cameroon, is a well known expert in decentralisation and has...
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  4. Bringing Technical Cooperation Down to Earth in Manila

    Over five days in May, the TC reform was presented, discussed, and brought "down to earth" in Manila in the Philippines. The EC Delegation had organised this first flexible learning and coaching process in close dialogue with the Brussels-based reform task team.  ...
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  5. Introducing Governance in Sector Operations

    Why is it important to consider governance issues in sector operations and how should aid practitioners go about this? Dominique Dellicour of the Governance, Security, Justice, Human Rights and Gender unit presents EuropeAid’s approach in this video interview.
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