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  • The EU-LAC Foundation and the GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) are organising an international seminar “New Grounds for the Relations between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean – towards a Relevant Partnership” which is taking place in Hamburg on 17th and 18th September 2012. The countries of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean launched the strategic partnership process more than a decade ago. Since then, the global context has changed significantly and the current worldwide economic crisis presents new challenges to the bi-regional partnership. Therefore, the seminar calls for a reflection on the grounds of the partnership between Latin America, Caribbean and the European Union, focussing on the opportunities that the new context provides for both regions and their populations. Over 80 participants from both regions and various sectors (including academics, high-level officials, opinion makers and entrepreneurs) will discuss topics such as the emergence […]

    EU-LAC – GIGA Seminar, Hamburg, 17-18 September 2012

    The EU-LAC Foundation and the GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) are organising an international seminar “New Grounds for the Relations between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean – towards a Relevant Partnership” which is taking place in Hamburg on 17th and 18th September 2012. The countries of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean launched the strategic partnership process more than a decade ago. Since then, the global context has changed significantly and the current worldwide economic crisis presents new challenges to the bi-regional partnership. Therefore, the seminar calls for a reflection on the grounds of the partnership between Latin America, Caribbean and the European Union, focussing on the opportunities that the new context provides for both regions and their populations. Over 80 participants from both regions and various sectors (including academics, high-level officials, opinion makers and entrepreneurs) will discuss topics such as the emergence […]

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  • This IDB blog highlights effective ideas in the fight against poverty and exclusion, and analyzes the impact of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. http://blogs.iadb.org/desarrolloefectivo_en/

    Development that Works | Inter-American Development Bank

    This IDB blog highlights effective ideas in the fight against poverty and exclusion, and analyzes the impact of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. http://blogs.iadb.org/desarrolloefectivo_en/

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  • IDB February 15, 2011 – Announcements IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Call for Proposals “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA ),” which seeks to identify candidates for which it will provide funding totaling up to $50,000 for each of eight proposals to carry out impact assessment methodologies in institutional strengthening programs for government agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition aims to help achieve the following: * Demonstrate that institutional strengthening initiatives achieve their principal objectives and therefore contribute to economic development. * Reduce the knowledge gap on the impact of institutional strengthening. * Improve the design of future public policies. * Document the need to incorporate evaluation components in the design of such interventions. The formulation of an effective methodology for assessing […]

    IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

    IDB February 15, 2011 – Announcements IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Call for Proposals “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA ),” which seeks to identify candidates for which it will provide funding totaling up to $50,000 for each of eight proposals to carry out impact assessment methodologies in institutional strengthening programs for government agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition aims to help achieve the following: * Demonstrate that institutional strengthening initiatives achieve their principal objectives and therefore contribute to economic development. * Reduce the knowledge gap on the impact of institutional strengthening. * Improve the design of future public policies. * Document the need to incorporate evaluation components in the design of such interventions. The formulation of an effective methodology for assessing […]

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  • At a meeting of the Ministers of Trade of the Member States of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda at the beginning of November, ministers published a declaration strongly criticising the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) which the EU has been trying to negotiate with countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region for several years. The process has been fraught with controversy, including accusations that EU negotiators have tried to bully ACP states into signing unfavourable trade agreements. http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/gtrends/gtrends321.htm

    African trade ministers criticise EPAs

    At a meeting of the Ministers of Trade of the Member States of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda at the beginning of November, ministers published a declaration strongly criticising the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) which the EU has been trying to negotiate with countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region for several years. The process has been fraught with controversy, including accusations that EU negotiators have tried to bully ACP states into signing unfavourable trade agreements. http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/gtrends/gtrends321.htm

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  • On 25 October 2010, the Observatory was launched in Brussels at a ceremony attended by Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. The new body is intended to ‘‘provide reliable data and information on migration flows in ACP countries” and ‘‘to design better policies to enhance the migration contribution to development”. The Observatory will provide policy-oriented research on key topics such as labour migration, migration and health, remittances, brain drain/gain, forced migration and climate change. The total budget for the project is around € 9.4 million, around €8 million of which is financed from the 9th European Development Fund. http://www.acpmigration-obs.org

    African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Observatory on Migration launched

    On 25 October 2010, the Observatory was launched in Brussels at a ceremony attended by Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. The new body is intended to ‘‘provide reliable data and information on migration flows in ACP countries” and ‘‘to design better policies to enhance the migration contribution to development”. The Observatory will provide policy-oriented research on key topics such as labour migration, migration and health, remittances, brain drain/gain, forced migration and climate change. The total budget for the project is around € 9.4 million, around €8 million of which is financed from the 9th European Development Fund. http://www.acpmigration-obs.org

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  • http://www.acp.int/en/sg/migration09/acpmigration09_workshop.html The ACP Migration Facility aiming to support the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to better understand and manage the flow of migration within their borders, was officially launched on the 27th and 28th October in Brussels. This took place during a workshop organised by the ACP Secretariat in collaboration with the European Commission’s EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO). Source: ACP Secretariat.

    Official launch of the ACP Migration Facility

    http://www.acp.int/en/sg/migration09/acpmigration09_workshop.html The ACP Migration Facility aiming to support the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to better understand and manage the flow of migration within their borders, was officially launched on the 27th and 28th October in Brussels. This took place during a workshop organised by the ACP Secretariat in collaboration with the European Commission’s EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO). Source: ACP Secretariat.

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  • This Accion Internacional paper deliberates on the type of financial services which can help leverage the economic impact of remittances. http://www.microfinancegateway.org/files/46093_file_46.pdf

    The Role of Remittances in Leveraging Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This Accion Internacional paper deliberates on the type of financial services which can help leverage the economic impact of remittances. http://www.microfinancegateway.org/files/46093_file_46.pdf

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  • Northern Belize Economic Diversification Study We are currently in Belize to identify priority sectors offering economic diversification opportunities in the Districts of Corozal and Orange Walk as their economies adapt to change. We will recommend areas for required social and economic services/infrastructure and capacity building, and develop proposals for investments in the recommended areas. The overall objective is to provide alternative livelihoods opportunities and social and economic services and infrastructure in the districts of Corozal and Orange Walk as the sugar industry adapts to changes in the world market for sugar. Please see our Terms of Reference at http://www.weitzenegger.de/en/sugarbel.html. If you would like to have a consultation meeting with us while in Belize or if you would like to be invited to a workshop in Corozal or Orange Walk scheduled for mid-February, than please let us know. Ms. Maria Soraia Roches (tel. 8222527) at the Ministry of National Development kindly […]

    Northern Belize Economic Diversification Study

    Northern Belize Economic Diversification Study We are currently in Belize to identify priority sectors offering economic diversification opportunities in the Districts of Corozal and Orange Walk as their economies adapt to change. We will recommend areas for required social and economic services/infrastructure and capacity building, and develop proposals for investments in the recommended areas. The overall objective is to provide alternative livelihoods opportunities and social and economic services and infrastructure in the districts of Corozal and Orange Walk as the sugar industry adapts to changes in the world market for sugar. Please see our Terms of Reference at http://www.weitzenegger.de/en/sugarbel.html. If you would like to have a consultation meeting with us while in Belize or if you would like to be invited to a workshop in Corozal or Orange Walk scheduled for mid-February, than please let us know. Ms. Maria Soraia Roches (tel. 8222527) at the Ministry of National Development kindly […]

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