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Last October, Marcus Cornaro left the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to take up a new post as Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa. In this interview he shares some of the challenges of working in a graduating country and how South Africa can serve as an example to the region.
 When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport. South Africa recognised this underlying issue, and with EU support embarked on a capacity development programme.
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18 July 2016 to 20 July 2016
in Johannesburg (South Africa)
Organised byNEPAD/SADC

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), are organizing a 3-day training workshop on July 18th-20th, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Javier Burgos uploaded a new Document 23 April 2019

In the Support to Public Health Institutes Programme (SPHIP), Institutes from different countries of the South help each other with knowledge, technical assistance and lessons learned to strengthen Universal Health Coverage.

While industrialised nations have traditionally taken the lead in coordinating development, emerging powers like South Africa, Brazil and India are increasingly assuming a role as providers of technical cooperation, too. Is this a welcome conversion? We’d like your views.