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

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 TrainEval. is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific

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

“Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid” ( 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

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

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

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

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

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