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Engaging non state actors in new aid modalities such as budget support would ensure better development outcomes, improved governance and domestic accountability, according to a new European Commission's guidance document.
Public group
Owned by: 
Antonio Fernandez de Velasco
Created: 
12 October 2012

The PFD is the result of a Structured Dialogue, which brings together Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities from around the world.

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About 80 development practitioners, representatives of civil society organisations, local authorities and members of European institutions exchanged on the New Communication on Civil Society, and the post-2015 Development Agenda. They stressed the need to involve civil society and local authorities, particularly during their first discussion on the new Thematic Programme on Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Local Authorities (LA).
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 27 October 2011
More aid contracts being won locally could boost development and job creation in partner countries, according to a new report by the European Network on Debt and Development, Eurodad.
How to strengthen the involvement of civil society in public life? Three new case studies from EuropeAid illustrate good practice from three different corners of the world.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 26 January 2015
Director General of DG DEVCO and Chair of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD), Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, opened the forum’s meeting in October last year by talking about the importance of 2015. "It is the end of the Millennium Development Goals, and a whole set of new, universal goals will be negotiated in the United Nations. It is also the year of the international climate negotiations in Paris, where hopefully a new consensus on combatting climate change will be reached. For that reason the European Union decided to follow your suggestion and have the first ever European year dedicated to international cooperation and development."
"Know where your dough is!" is the catchy refrain of this serious-minded jingle. Dominican Republic civil society groups, with support from the European Commission, have come together around a colourful campaign that urges citizens to press their local authorities to spend national cash on the things that matter to them.
“Although development is a global [issue], the implementation is always local. Because it’s at this level that it is most effective,” said Mr Khalifa Sall, President of United Cities and Local Governments and Mayor of Dakar. He believes that including local authorities in sustainable development is only ‘natural’. So what does it take to unite the European Commission and Local Authorities?
Public group
Owned by: 
Christina Moldt
Created: 
28 March 2012

To discuss and exchange views on issues relevant to the European Neighbourhood region and Russia

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07
Nov
From
7 November 2013 to 8 November 2013
in 1050 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission, EuropeAid

To support capacity development, and dialogue among practitioners, EuropeAid
Unit B2 “Civil Society and Local Authorities” is organising an *Inception
Seminar* on 7-8 November 2013 on “Management of the Project Cycle and
Monitoring of Project Implementation”: for the Beneficiaries of new
projects (of Calls for Proposals 131140, 131141, 131142 and 131143
launched under the NSA-LA programme). About 140 participants are
foreseen.

The *overall objectives *of the Seminar are to contribute to (i) a better
project management by the Grant Beneficiaries under the NSA/LA Programme, in
consistency with the principle of aid effectiveness; (ii) the improvement of
knowledge on the roles of Project Managers and EC Task Managers; (iii) the
enhancement of cooperation and coordination among on-going projects and (iv)
exchange of experiences.

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