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With the fall of Ben Ali’s government at the beginning of 2011, space was suddenly created for the emergence of civil society in Tunisia. In the frenetic eleven months that followed, the European Commission (EC) was able to fund 24 new civil society initiatives across the country. Michel Mouchiroud of the EU Delegation in Tunisia shares personal insight and lessons learned from the process.
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Lea Appulo
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21 September 2016

Wetlands International promotes the ecosystem based approach to DRR/CCA and encourages its mainstreaming and integration into development policies

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Over the past couple of years a number of donor agencies have adopted Political Economy Analysis tools to assist development practice. The European Union Delegation to Zambia recently carried out two pilot political economy studies. Their experience provides lessons for developing an EC tool.
African think tanks prove useful in researching, influencing, designing and implementing policies and can therefore be used by development practitioners in project cycles, said Dr Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary of the  African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), a Zimbabwe-based organisation that supports 39 think tanks in 25 African countries.
“Compliance with financial regulations and disbursement pressure continues to drive the agenda. In this regard, we wonder what room there is to adopt the Backbone Strategy principles,” said Enrico Strampelli Head of Development Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Tanzania, in a recent interview for capacity4dev.
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Capacity4dev Team
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12 September 2014

This group aims to gather people who are interested in underdeveloped countries in West Africa

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Rather than corruption being seen as something inherently negative, it should be understood as a practice embedded in the everyday elements of a society, according to a study on everyday corruption in Africa.
During the European Development Days 2012 (EDD), organisations dealing with urbanisation such as the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and Slum Dwellers International (SDI) said that the only way to improve life in cities is to build partnerships among the inhabitants, and to strengthen local initiatives.
The time is right for donors to support the ambitions and visions of a new generation of development-focused African leaders, according to representatives from the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, who took part in the recent Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan.
Following Political Economy Analysis testing in several countries, Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management offers his insights on good practice as a member of the Political Economy Analysis team in Senegal.

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