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The preparation of the Backbone Strategy included comprehensive consultations with EC Delegations and EU Member States. Different reviews of on the different procedures used when providing technical cooperation were also prepared. 1. Court of Auditors Report on "The effectiveness of TA in the context of capacity development"
Asian TC mapping presentation Mar09 Jos Jonckers and Franck Viault from EuropeAid's Asia office in Brussels highlight the results of the mapping exercise in Asia and look at the next steps to follow.
As part of the Backbone Strategy, EC Delegations have screened ongoing and forthcoming technical cooperation operations and PIUs against key quality criteria. A mapping grid has been sent to Headquarters by Delegations at the end of January 2009. A consolidated picture of technical cooperation emerged from this exercise showing the diversity of situations major challenges for quality improvements.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 19 January 2015
Last summer, the European Union released an Evaluation policy for development cooperation. Entitled Evaluation Matters, it notably emphasizes the “Evaluation First principle” which means that good intervention and policy must always be based on robust evidence. Drafting this policy was “quite a learning experience as collectively we had to rethink how to work to ensure the purpose, objective and usefulness of evaluation can be better understood,” said Philippe Loop, Head of the Evaluation Unit for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) at the European Commission.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 2 October 2009
Rwanda has broken the mould and shown that a partner country can take the lead in assessing the quality of its governance, producing a Joint Governance Assessment Report in September 2008. In the process, the Rwandan government consulted with multiple donors, attracted qualified consultants, designed a methodology, ignored or integrated existing global and domestically produced assessments and indicators and cooperated and discussed with multiple state and non-state actors
You'll find here internal documents related to EC technical cooperation reform such as minutes of the Steering Committee meetings, working tools, reports, etc; which will help you follow the implementation of the Backbone Strategy. Minutes of Steering Committee Meetings:
Daniel Clauss uploaded a new Document 22 March 2012

Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) review report on the basket of projects managed by FAO Kenya financed via the EC Food Facility.

Do you know how to encourage individuals to offer their services? Do you know how to organise a successful round of interviews, or modify a Financing Agreement with or without an addendum? Or how to mobilise public expertise from an EU Member State?
Early this year, as part of the so called External Assistance Management Report (EAMR), all delegations were asked to map their significant ongoing technical cooperation support and major features of Programme Implementation Units. A first summary of this mapping exercise has now been prepared.   The mapping exercise is summarised in five findings: