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  • The EuropeAid Evaluation Guidelines are still here. The site offers methodological bases, evaluation tools, documents, examples and a glossary. EuropeAid – Evaluation – Guidelines.

    EuropeAid – Evaluation Guidelines

    The EuropeAid Evaluation Guidelines are still here. The site offers methodological bases, evaluation tools, documents, examples and a glossary. EuropeAid – Evaluation – Guidelines.

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  • The motto of the European Year for Development 2015 will be “Our world, our dignity, our future”. The European Year for Development 2015 will take place in a crucial year for the future of development cooperation. We will reach the deadline for the MDGs, and will be able to assess the final efforts to reach the goals and targets set out therein. The international community will gather in New York in September 2015 for a momentous General Assembly. The 2015 United Nations General Assembly will be the culmination of negotiations on the SDGs and the post-2015 development framework. Since 1983 the EU dedicates a thematic year to one topic. The EYD2015 was initially proposed by the European Parliament last year and received overwhelming support. The Council adoption was the last step in the EU decision-making procedure. On 2 April, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Commission’s proposal for […]

    European Year for Development 2015 “Our world, our dignity, our future” #EYD2015

    The motto of the European Year for Development 2015 will be “Our world, our dignity, our future”. The European Year for Development 2015 will take place in a crucial year for the future of development cooperation. We will reach the deadline for the MDGs, and will be able to assess the final efforts to reach the goals and targets set out therein. The international community will gather in New York in September 2015 for a momentous General Assembly. The 2015 United Nations General Assembly will be the culmination of negotiations on the SDGs and the post-2015 development framework. Since 1983 the EU dedicates a thematic year to one topic. The EYD2015 was initially proposed by the European Parliament last year and received overwhelming support. The Council adoption was the last step in the EU decision-making procedure. On 2 April, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Commission’s proposal for […]

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  • Looking for a high profile training course on development evaluations? – Interested in the European Commission’s evaluation approach? – Want to benefit from exchange with other evaluation experts? Check out TrainEval. on www.traineval.org TrainEval. is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific requirements of the EC evaluation approach. It has successfully been implemented since 2008. Next courses Module 1: 13.05. – 16.05.2013 Planning & Management of Development Evaluations Day 1 // Concepts & Principles in Development Evaluations Day 2 // Evaluation in the Context of the EC Day 3 // The Development Evaluation Process Day 4 // The Need for Evaluation Expertise Module 2: 18.06. – 21.06.2013 Design of Development Evaluations & Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Day 1 // Evaluation Questions Day 2 // Development & Assessment of Indicators Day 3 // Methodological Design Day 4 // Analysing Cost-Effectiveness of Development Interventions Module 3: […]

    TrainEval. Training Programme for Evaluation in Development, Brussels, Belgium, 5 Modules in 2013

    Looking for a high profile training course on development evaluations? – Interested in the European Commission’s evaluation approach? – Want to benefit from exchange with other evaluation experts? Check out TrainEval. on www.traineval.org TrainEval. is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific requirements of the EC evaluation approach. It has successfully been implemented since 2008. Next courses Module 1: 13.05. – 16.05.2013 Planning & Management of Development Evaluations Day 1 // Concepts & Principles in Development Evaluations Day 2 // Evaluation in the Context of the EC Day 3 // The Development Evaluation Process Day 4 // The Need for Evaluation Expertise Module 2: 18.06. – 21.06.2013 Design of Development Evaluations & Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Day 1 // Evaluation Questions Day 2 // Development & Assessment of Indicators Day 3 // Methodological Design Day 4 // Analysing Cost-Effectiveness of Development Interventions Module 3: […]

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  • “Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid” (http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/index_en.htm) is a new Directorate–General (DG) responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid through programmes and projects across the world. It incorporates the former Development and Europeaid DGs. Having one DG will simplify communication in the development field by acting as a “one stop shop” – providing a single contact point for stakeholders inside and outside the EU to deal with. The Evaluation Unit is in charge of the evaluation of the European Union’s cooperation and development programmes in third countries. It covers all geographical regions and the corresponding EC external cooperation programmes. Dennis Bours, team leader of the SEA Change Community of Practice, has colleted some key files to give an overview of EuropeAid’s documents relating to monitoring and evaluation here: via M&E – EuropeAid’s monitoring, evaluation and capacity development resources – Part 1..

    M&E – EuropeAid’s monitoring, evaluation and capacity development resources – Part 1.

    “Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid” (http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/index_en.htm) is a new Directorate–General (DG) responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid through programmes and projects across the world. It incorporates the former Development and Europeaid DGs. Having one DG will simplify communication in the development field by acting as a “one stop shop” – providing a single contact point for stakeholders inside and outside the EU to deal with. The Evaluation Unit is in charge of the evaluation of the European Union’s cooperation and development programmes in third countries. It covers all geographical regions and the corresponding EC external cooperation programmes. Dennis Bours, team leader of the SEA Change Community of Practice, has colleted some key files to give an overview of EuropeAid’s documents relating to monitoring and evaluation here: via M&E – EuropeAid’s monitoring, evaluation and capacity development resources – Part 1..

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  • Following Political Economy Analysis testing in several countries, Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management offers his insights on good practice as a member of the Political Economy Analysis team in Senegal. Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management is part of the Political Economy Analysis Team in Senegal, and is currently assessing how the methodology is being applied in that context. Speaking recently to capacity4dev.eu in Brussels, he considers the first important step to be “the buy-in”: to ensure that the process has full support of the Head of Delegation and that the whole delegation is involved. “This is the moment to work together and, as per the Agenda for Change, please also involve the Member States. Political Economy Analysis is not an academic study; its purpose is to better understand where the reform processes come from, where the dynamics come from, who […]

    Good Practice for conducting a Political Economy Analysis

    Following Political Economy Analysis testing in several countries, Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management offers his insights on good practice as a member of the Political Economy Analysis team in Senegal. Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management is part of the Political Economy Analysis Team in Senegal, and is currently assessing how the methodology is being applied in that context. Speaking recently to capacity4dev.eu in Brussels, he considers the first important step to be “the buy-in”: to ensure that the process has full support of the Head of Delegation and that the whole delegation is involved. “This is the moment to work together and, as per the Agenda for Change, please also involve the Member States. Political Economy Analysis is not an academic study; its purpose is to better understand where the reform processes come from, where the dynamics come from, who […]

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  • The 2012 edition of the European Development Days will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16-17 October 2012. The draft programme overview has been online for two weeks now and the more detailed version of the programme is also available. There will be about 50 events during the seventh edition of the European Development Days, including 22 High Level Panels. The aim of the meeting is a presentation of High Level Panels by theorganisers according to the following thematic clusters of the seventhedition of the European Development Days: – Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience – Engaging the Private Sector for Development – Empowering People for Inclusive Growth To register for the EDD 2012, please click here.

    European Development Days Brussels, 16-17 October 2012

    The 2012 edition of the European Development Days will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16-17 October 2012. The draft programme overview has been online for two weeks now and the more detailed version of the programme is also available. There will be about 50 events during the seventh edition of the European Development Days, including 22 High Level Panels. The aim of the meeting is a presentation of High Level Panels by theorganisers according to the following thematic clusters of the seventhedition of the European Development Days: – Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience – Engaging the Private Sector for Development – Empowering People for Inclusive Growth To register for the EDD 2012, please click here.

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  • The Directorate for Human and Society Development in DG DEVCO of the European Commission is presently preparing a communication on Social protection in EU development policy with the purpose of explaining “the role of SP in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development and the role of EU Development Cooperation in supporting the strengthening of social protection policies and systems.” This communication will be part of the EC tools for the implementation of the Agenda for Change and its ‘inclusive growth’ central objective. The obligation for governments to implement social protection programmes stems from the right to social security enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Social security standards are set out in the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention of 1952 (No. 102). Social protection is also one of the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda, which the EU has committed to supporting in its development cooperation. It is […]

    Social protection: a new area of action for EU development cooperation

    The Directorate for Human and Society Development in DG DEVCO of the European Commission is presently preparing a communication on Social protection in EU development policy with the purpose of explaining “the role of SP in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development and the role of EU Development Cooperation in supporting the strengthening of social protection policies and systems.” This communication will be part of the EC tools for the implementation of the Agenda for Change and its ‘inclusive growth’ central objective. The obligation for governments to implement social protection programmes stems from the right to social security enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Social security standards are set out in the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention of 1952 (No. 102). Social protection is also one of the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda, which the EU has committed to supporting in its development cooperation. It is […]

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  • With no surprise, at their Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting on 14 May, the EU Member States (MS) welcomed the two communications produced by the EC aiming at reviewing and ‘modernising’ EU development cooperation policy and practice; the Agenda for Change and the Future approach on EU Budget Support. The FAC conclusions on the Agenda for Change are very much aligned with the EC communication especially with regard to the focus on inclusive growth, private sector and blending of loans and grants. In other areas, however, they contain a few additional or slightly differing interesting elements. In particular, the council conclusions go much further than the EC communication in the area of Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). Indeed, in spite of its significance for an agenda based on growth, trade, investments and the role of the private sector, this issue was given very little attention in the EC communication. Thanks […]

    European Commission has launched the new aid programming cycle

    With no surprise, at their Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting on 14 May, the EU Member States (MS) welcomed the two communications produced by the EC aiming at reviewing and ‘modernising’ EU development cooperation policy and practice; the Agenda for Change and the Future approach on EU Budget Support. The FAC conclusions on the Agenda for Change are very much aligned with the EC communication especially with regard to the focus on inclusive growth, private sector and blending of loans and grants. In other areas, however, they contain a few additional or slightly differing interesting elements. In particular, the council conclusions go much further than the EC communication in the area of Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). Indeed, in spite of its significance for an agenda based on growth, trade, investments and the role of the private sector, this issue was given very little attention in the EC communication. Thanks […]

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  • In the EuropeanUnion, donors are working towards modernising development policy and practice,with the aim of ensuring that it becomes more relevant, efficient, andresults-oriented. Political and policy levels currently adapt to the new globalcontext for aid and international cooperation. In November 2011 developmentpartners endorsed a new global framework during the fourth high-level forum onaid effectiveness – the Busan Partnership for Effective DevelopmentCooperation.[1]The Accra Agenda for Action expanded the notion of ownership from ‘government’to ‘country’ ownership.[2]Busan goes one step further with its commitment to “democratic ownership”: itstresses the governance dimensions of development by recognising the criticalrole that parliaments, civil society and local authorities play in promotingdomestic accountability and the need to improve interactions between governmentadministrations, checks and balance institutions and citizens. Busan has underlinedthe importance of ownership and further insisted on the use ofsystems-approaches, with any deviance explained to beneficiary countries. Beyond institutionalchanges affecting development cooperation, the Lisbon Treaty gives increasedprominence to […]

    Future European cooperation instruments

    In the EuropeanUnion, donors are working towards modernising development policy and practice,with the aim of ensuring that it becomes more relevant, efficient, andresults-oriented. Political and policy levels currently adapt to the new globalcontext for aid and international cooperation. In November 2011 developmentpartners endorsed a new global framework during the fourth high-level forum onaid effectiveness – the Busan Partnership for Effective DevelopmentCooperation.[1]The Accra Agenda for Action expanded the notion of ownership from ‘government’to ‘country’ ownership.[2]Busan goes one step further with its commitment to “democratic ownership”: itstresses the governance dimensions of development by recognising the criticalrole that parliaments, civil society and local authorities play in promotingdomestic accountability and the need to improve interactions between governmentadministrations, checks and balance institutions and citizens. Busan has underlinedthe importance of ownership and further insisted on the use ofsystems-approaches, with any deviance explained to beneficiary countries. Beyond institutionalchanges affecting development cooperation, the Lisbon Treaty gives increasedprominence to […]

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