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Speech by President Barroso at the acceptance of the FAO "Jacques Diouf Award" for food security

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

Speech by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, at the acceptance of the FAO "Jacques Diouf Award" for food security in Rome 15 June 2013.

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EU receives FAO's award for work in food security

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

The European Union received today the first ever Jacques Diouf award from the UN’s Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO), in recognition of its pioneering work on the EU Food Facility, which has so far improved the lives of more than 59 million...

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UfM: new support for facilitating trade with the South Mediterranean

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

On the occasion of his third visit to the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, Commissioner Füle has announced new support for a programme for the South Mediterranean region. Called “Logismed Training Activities”, the programme has been launched today in Barcelona.

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EU Commissioner Piebalgs commends an "ambitious and inspiring" final report of the UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

"The final report of the United Nations High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda - on which I have had the honour to serve - provides a valuable contribution to the on-going debate on the post-2015 agenda.

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EU supports Mozambique's path to development

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

The European Commission will fund three projects in Mozambique that will potentially provide 50,000 people with access to clean water; increase trade opportunities by improving an international transport corridor, and support the finalisation of the construction of two hospitals.

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Speech: "1,000 days to step-up our efforts towards the MDGs"

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

Speech by Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development, at the conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice 'A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development' in Dublin, Ireland on 15 April 2013.

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Key facts on the Joint Africa-EU Strategy

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

On 25-26 April, The African Union (AU) Commission and the European Commission will be meeting in Addis Ababa for their 6th annual College-to-College session. The high-level event serves as a political kick-off to pave the road for the upcoming Africa-EU summit in 2014.

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Joint Statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (Research and Innovation) and Tonio Borg (Health and Consumer) on the eve of the World Malaria Day

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

"Millions of people living in highly endemic areas continue to lack access to effective malaria prevention, diagnostic testing, and treatment. As a result, this disease kills more than 660,000 people a year, most of them children under the age of five...

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European and African Union Commissions meet to pave the way for next Africa-EU Summit

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

European European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and six European Commissioners will meet their African Union (AU) counterparts on 25 and 26 April, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Commission welcomes new report on Post-2015 Development priorities

Europaid - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:54

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed today the new European Report on Development (ERD) on how global action can best support the efforts of the poorest countries in achieving development.

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Action Plan on Nutrition - Reducing the number of stunted children under five by 7 million by 2025

Europaid - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:39

The EU has transmitted to the Council its Action Plan on Nutrition which outlines how the Commission plans to reach its commitment of reducing stunting in children under five by at least 10% (7 million children) of the World Health Assembly goal by 2025. The Action Plan addresses how its strategic objectives in the areas of governance, scaled up interventions and research are to be attained. It underlines the need to work closer with development players and partner countries.

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EURO-SOLAR Programme - Final summary - Renewable energy for a sustainable development

Europaid - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:20

Final summary of EURO-SOLAR programme presenting, amonst other things, the key figures and the management of the programme.

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National Indicative Programme Suriname 2014-2020

Europaid - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:50

National Indicative Programme Suriname 2014-2020

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Communication Brochure EuroClima - Science and Policy jointly fighting Climate Change in Latin America Phase 2014-2016

Europaid - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:57

Science and Policy jointly fighting Climate Change in Latin America Phase 2014-2016

EUROCLIMA facilitates the integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures into Latin American public development policies and plans

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Learning and knowledge sharing

Europaid - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:32

Knowledge sharing and learning are recognised as key enablers for the development of capacities and Aid Effectiveness promoting ownership of the development process.

To respond to these needs methodological guidance and training are offered, specific publications produced, and a knowledge sharing platform was created.

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Using our experience to improve the quality of our development engagement

Europaid - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:05

EuropeAid has a long and rich experience in evaluation. EuropeAid recognises that the evaluation of its interventions is crucial if it is to learn from experience in order to enhance its effectiveness in development cooperation.

Today, development aid stakeholders and the general public are demanding greater transparency in the European Union's cooperation with developing countries. This places EuropeAid under increasing scrutiny regarding the results of its interventions.

So, it is important that EuropeAid has a clear and transparent framework for undertaking independent evaluation.. (EuropeAid has committed itself to develop an effective evaluation system to produce independent and high quality evaluations.)

Purpose of evaluation in EuropeAid

Evaluation consists in judging the results of public actions in order to check their conformity with set objectives. It has two core purposes:

  • Learning – to improve the effectiveness of EuropeAid interventions: By learning from successes and failures, evaluation generates knowledge about what has worked under which conditions, enabling those who develop strategies, design projects and implement aid to improve its effectiveness.
  • Accountability – to programme stakeholders and taxpayers: Evaluation contributes to providing accountability for the use of resources and the results delivered by comparing the performance of aid to its original objectives.
Types of evaluation and responsibilities

EuropeAid conducts evaluations at different levels:

  • Project and programme evaluations:  These evaluations are conducted at the intervention level. They provide an in-depth understanding of project/programme performance and lessons learned for the future. They are the responsibility of Delegations or the operational unit in charge of the project/programme.
  • Strategic evaluations:  Strategic evaluations assess the results of geographic, sector / thematic policies, and instruments over a significant period of time. They contribute to accountability by assessing the quality of EU development aid as a whole and provide recommendations and lessons for policy formulation and programming. They are managed by the central Evaluation Unit, which maintains a published work programme.
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Evaluation policy

Europaid - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:19

DG DEVCO EuropeAid is taking steps to upgrade the role and practice of evaluation in its activities with a view to improving the evidence base of its actions and encouraging a learning culture. We have therefore adopted an Evaluation Policy.

The Evaluation Policy is the result of an extensive consultation process involving not only our Delegations and HQ staff but also the EU Member States evaluation services.

The Evaluation Policy represents a commitment to evaluation as a core part of EU development practice. It demonstrates the important role evaluation plays in building and maintaining a culture of accountability and learning.  It seeks to inform the different stakeholders involved in evaluation by setting out the common principles and standards which guide evaluation. By establishing a clear institutional framework, the Policy contributes to improving both quality and consistency of evaluation practice. It responds in the context of development co-operation to the Commission’s call in 2013  to put “evaluation first”, and see the learning of lessons as the starting point for any new initiative or proposal.

Evaluation Matters: The evaluation policy of EU development cooperation

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Commission decision on the pilot project proposed by the European Parliament "Preparing staff for EU-ENP related jobs"

Europaid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:10

The pilot project "Preparing staff for EU-ENP related jobs", that form part of the present Commission Decision, is approved.

Thursday, 1 January, 2009 aap-financing-spe-enpi-south-and-east-p2-commission-decision-20091215_en.pdf
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The European Consensus on development-brochure

Europaid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:10

This brochure deals with the Declaration of the European Consensus on Development, highlighting and its value for a more efficient and coordinated development policy and its determination to achieve the MDGs and to eradicate world poverty

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Annual Action Programme for India - Decision

Europaid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:10

Annual Action Programme for India, entitled 'Capacity building Initiative in Support to Trade Development and Energy'. The EU contribution is set at €38 900 000.

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