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The ingredients of success for national anti-corruption agencies include a clear legal mandate and close collaboration with other law enforcement bodies, according to World Bank anti-graft expert Francesca Recanatini.
Donors and partner country leaders welcomed the fact that capacity development was recognised as a central tool for achieving sustainable development at a top level event in Busan, South Korea.
The regional workshops provide an occasion for colleagues working on democratic governance to meet and exchange experiences and ideas. This year, key topics included presentations and discussions on:
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 2 March 2011
Sue Unsworth from the Policy Practice is one of the authors of a new book, ‘An Upside Down View of Governance’, bringing critical insights on the traditional approach to governance.
The European Commission’s experience in the Philippines in recent years has been marked by strong country ownership of development programming and implementation. This hands-on approach has proved to be a decisive factor in achieving effective aid interventions and could offer lessons for other countries.
The European Union delegation’s support for the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs has become a triple shot. Benedikt Madl, Programme Manager for Trade at the EU delegation to the Philippines, explains.
From the viewpoint of one Ukrainian government manager, a new element of a European Union programme aimed at its “Eastern Partnership” initiative is easing coordination of institutional development (ID), but political support is needed for overall success.
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.  
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 delegation, poses a huge challenge to both parties who have to turn agreed reform principles into practice.
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.