Guidelines nr. 2: Support to Sector Programmes Covering the three financing modalities: Sector Budget Support, Pool Funding and EC project procedures (Long version)
The guidelines are aimed primarily at the EC staff responsible for designing, implementing or evaluating support by the European Commission to the implementation of sector programmes by partner governments.
Each section in chapters 1 to 3 explains general concepts, identifies good practice principles and describes the
specific policies and procedures of the EC. Throughout the guidelines there are links to more detailed advice
and examples, including cross-references to related Commission manuals and guidelines.
An important point to remember is that sector approaches and sector programmes must, a priori, reflect the
particular circumstances of individual sectors and countries. There can therefore be no blueprint and these
Guidelines seek only to provide guidance on how to proceed. They should be used in close conjunction with
relevant sectoral and thematic guidelines.
The Budget support section is no more valid and it should be refered to the 2012 Budget Support Guidelines.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 THE BASICS OF SECTOR APPROACHES
CHAPTER 3 THE DYNAMICS OF SECTOR APPROACHES
CHAPTER 4 ABOUT SECTOR POLICY SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
CHAPTER 5 THE SEVEN KEY AREAS OF ASSESSMENT