Initial discussion note

The initial discussion note is now available. It is the result of the first part of the project, and represents the key elements emerging from a review of available literature and a series of interviews with around 30 decision-makers, practitioners and experts from both Europe and developing countries. The focus of the study is on the European Commission as a donor, policy maker and broker in European development cooperation.

The note serves as a basis for stimulating further inputs from stakeholders. We are organising a series of roundtables in the EU and in partner countries to generate more interactive and open discussions about the role and effectiveness of EC Aid. You are invited to participate in this project in various ways.

The note can be downloaded here in Adobe Acrobat format:

English: .pdf

Français: .pdf

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In case you are not able to upgrade to the latest version of Acrobat Reader, you can download the Initial Discussion Note in Acrobat 4.0 format here: pdf.


One Response

  1. The issue of EU developmetn aid, is my area of academic specialisation. What I find missing in your approach to effectiveness and developmetn aid , ownership of the development process is the matter related to development models.

    I have work in progress on this topic. I would like some opinions on it, if you kindly provide me with names of persons in your research or policy department.

    Chris Muzavazi
    tel +44 151 5253223
    mob. +44 7731657144

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