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This is an interesting work based on practice and evidence.
Hundreds of people in Europe and in its neighbourhood are involved with the planning and implementation of the three Institution Building instruments of the EC: the TAIEX, Twinning and SIGMA. In this video, Paolo M. Gozzi explains the main features of these tools. Mr. Gozzi is an Official of the Institution Building Unit of the European Commission.
It is worth to visit this blog:
"An open model for international aid: Sanjay Pradhan at TEDGlobal 2012"
Not only, it is interesting to learn about Sanjay's fascinating history, but it is also encouraging to see that the link between knowledge and capacity development is promoted tirelessly by Sanjay.
...if they want to stay relevant."
That is the challenging title of an article published by the European Commission Director General for information society and media in the Guardian :
The article acknwoledges the limits of the ambition "..don't force social media on everyone..".
The 2012 DAC’s Peer Review of the European Union, published on 25th April, notes that, since the last review 5 years ago, important steps have been taken in order to promote aid effectiveness, impact and coherence. Nevertheless, it also points out several challenges still ahead.
Full report available here
Ce rapport de 2010 "Regards croisés" est toujours actuel.
Il est notamment interessant par l'accent qu'il met sur le renforcement des capacités, au niveau politique, et au niveau opérationnel.
See the following link on the PSO "capacity building in developping countries" website :
A personnal report by Jeannie Pearson on a meeting with dutch NGOs on the 5Cs approach (5 Capabilities).
Call for submission of countries’ experiences planning for and reporting on capacity development results
While there is consensus on the importance of results, particularly capacity development results, country governments face challenges in planning, managing, and reporting on them.
Type of document: Note;
Case stories are an important and accessible way to share experiences and lessons. Many organisations have invested in producing case stories and publishing them on their web sites, but finding stories has always required searching in many locations separately. LenCD has been building up an index of case stories (http://www.lencd.org/case-stories) including material from UNDP, the Task Team on South-South Cooperation, SNV, WBI, ECDP
Interested in the EU Dev Days but couldn't make it to Warsaw for the event itself? Highlights of the two-day gathering are being broadcast live over the internet, here: http://live.eudevdays.eu/
Subandi Sardjoko, Director of Education and Religious Affairs at the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) talks of his experiences as a Partner involved in the EU's Technical Cooperation Reform.
A video of the contributions by Jos Jonckers, a special presentation made at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Busan, South Korea, from the 29 November to 1 December 2011.
Jos works in the Asia unit at EuropeAid Headquarters, Brussels.
Part I: The TC Reform
A presentation by Paul Riembault, made at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Busan, South Korea, from the 29 November to 1 December 2011.
Paul is the head of the Capacity Development section of Unit B1 Quality of Delivery Systems at EuropeAid.
The UK's Guardian newspaper is running this interesting wrap up of the Fourth High Level Forum in Busan. The writer Jonathan Glennie says that the rising influence of the BRIC countries has shaped the aid agenda at Busan and was the most notable feature of this event.
What do you think?
This video was shown during the Mini-debate 'The European Commission's Reform for More Effective Capacity Development': a success story from Indonesia
The HLF is showing the clear and strong intention of developing countries to take responsability of their own development.
We heard many declarations, especially from african representatives, of strong commitment to ownership, once again marking a shift from past weaker or not clear enough examples.
For the first time CSO have been part of the negotiations in the HLF in Busan as an equal partner together with governments and multilateral agencies. More than 1700 CSOs are represented in Busan and 300 participants actually made it to Korea flooding happily the endless corridors of the BEXCO conference center with their colorful pink scarves, their trademark for these three days.
By now you will have realised that my interest has been to track the discussion of capacity development within the wider debate on aid and development effectiveness. Not everybodies cup of tea, perhaps, but I am convinced capacity development deserves to be elevated to a highest levels of the development policy discourse and praxis.
So to day 3, the finale of the Busan HLF....
Political messages delivered by heads of state and ministers during the opening ceremony and in subsequent plenary sessions made clear that results matter and are at the forefront of the Busan agenda. And if results matter then so too does accountability. While due emphasis was placed on strengthening mutual accountability for results between partner countries and donors, southern leaders challenged donors to commit to working through country systems as this is the only way to build the capacity of partner countries to deliver and account for results on a sustainable basis.
.... the answer is yes, according to the independent review of the progress made since the Paris declaration of 2005, commented today at the opening session of the Busan HLF4.
Welcome to the Busan HLF Group!
Our mini delegation from the European Commission arrived safely in Korea and the city of Busan seems full of delegates coming from all over the world and ready to attend the meetings from tomorrow morning!