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If African countries are to develop, they need highly skilled local professionals, especially in core technologies. In Burkina Faso, the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) provides training that gives executives skills to meet key African economic development challenges.
Participants at a high level panel discussion entitled, “Women Entrepreneurship to Reshape the Economy through Innovation in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA)” held during the 2012 European Development Days explored ways to increase women’s participation in the economy.
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.
Lack of transparency in extractive industries like oil, gas or mining has put the brakes on development in resource-rich countries and exacerbated poor governance, according to campaigners in Ghana where a new initiative is encouraging greater disclosure.
The European Training Foundation is supporting a reform of vocational education and training in Tajikistan that offers an interesting case study, stressing the importance of knowledge sharing for long-term capacity development.
Anna Begemann posted Information 11 February 2015

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The European Commission’s trade related technical assistance programme in the Philippines has been a notable success and the context and timing of interventions have played an important role, according to Nick Taylor from the European Union Delegation in Manila.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 1 March 2010
Marcus Cornaro, who heads the Directorate for the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument, wants to see Technical Cooperation reform integrated at every stage of the project cycle in the European neighbourhood. To achieve this, twinning arrangements with experts from the civil service in European Member states with neighbouring partners has proved to be a key means of transferring know-how and best practice in the region, he said in an interview with capacity4dev.eu.
Understanding the local context in a developing country can significantly help effective development planning. But Professor Enzo Caputo recommends going one step further and embracing the ‘Opportunity Framework’ for more effective Capacity Development, as he explained at a recent event in Brussels.
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UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization
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5 November 2010

The group is about three main topics: poverty reduction through productive activities; trade capacity-building and energy and environment.

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