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Acteurs et enjeux de la décentralisation et du développement local : Expériences d’une commune du Burkina Faso

Publications | Published on 01-11-2000

Pamphile Sebahara

La décentralisation est à l’ordre du jour dans beaucoup de pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP). Pour la plupart des Etats et des agences de coopération, l’instauration d’un système de représentation proche des populations est sensée favoriser à la fois le dévelo...

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Assessing Trends in EC Development Policy

Publications | Published on 01-05-2000

Terhi Lehtinen | Anne Simon | Gwénäelle Corre

Since the Santer Commission resigned in March 1999, reform has topped the EU’s agenda. In March 2000, the Commission adopted a White Paper, which aims to profoundly change the ‘culture’, organisation and management of the institution. Within this broad agenda, the highest priority is ...

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Building the Capacities of Political Parties in Southern Africa: Reviewing the Strategy of the Netherlands

Publications | Published on 03-04-2000

Democratic governments of the Western world see good governance principles and democratic processes as preconditions for successful development. They support these through various types of initiatives, programmes and projects channelled through bilateral and multilateral organisations, as w...

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Involving Non State Actors and Local Governments in ACP-EU Dialogue

Publications | Published on 02-12-2000

Involving non-state actors in the formulation and implementation of public policies has become a major feature of political life, both in Europe as well as in the developing countries. This reflects the emergence of new forms of ‘participatory democracy’, which emphasize the need for a mor...

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Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction: Elaborating the Linkages

Publications | Published on 02-10-2000

Jeremy Gould

Many African countries are embarking on donor-supported processes of political and administrative decentralisation. In theory, decentralisation holds great potential for development. Decentralised government can provide space for people to participate in local development. It can ensure a ...

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Implementing Institutional and Capacity Development: Conceptual and Operational Issues

Publications | Published on 01-03-2000

Tony Land

In October 1999, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the DAC Informal Network on Institutional and Capacity Development (I/CD Informal Network) organised a Workshop on “Operational Approaches to Institutional and ...

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Beyond the Partnership Rhetoric

Publications | Published on 02-12-2000

Tony Land

In 1998, the ECDPM embarked on a new venture to engage in partnerships with selected African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) institutions. Spearheaded by the Centre’s capacity-building programme, the partnership initiative sought to nurture regional networks of expertise, and facilitate Souther...

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Lomé Negotiating Brief: Implementing the New ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

Publications | Published on 01-06-2000

Lomé Negotiating Briefs are produced by the European Centre of Development Policy Management (ECDPM), an independent foundation with links to both the ACP and the EU. They are designed to provide information on key issues relating to the upcoming EU-ACP negotiations. LNB 8: Implementing the ...

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Monitoring and Evaluating Support to Decentralisation: Challenges and Dilemmas

Publications | Published on 01-11-2000

Markus Steinich

This paper was prepared for a Seminar on "European Support for Democratic Decentralisation and Municipal Development - A Contribution to Local Development and Poverty Reduction," held in Maastricht, 14-15 June 2000. The seminar was organised by ECDPM and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affa...

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Promoting the Participation of Women in Local Governance and Development: The Case of Ghana

Publications | Published on 02-10-2000

Esther Ofei-Aboagye

This paper was prepared for a Seminar on "European Support for Democratic Decentralisation and Municipal Development - A Contribution to Local Development and Poverty Reduction," held in Maastricht, 14-15 June 2000. The seminar was organised by ECDPM and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affair...

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