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Final Report: EU Mechanisms that promote Policy Coherence for Development News


Final Report: EU Mechanisms that promote Policy Coherence for Development

This document reports on a joint-evaluation of intra-governmental mechanisms that promote policy coherence for development (PCD) in the European Member States and Institutions.


The evaluation was commissioned and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the support of a steering group that included, besides France, representatives from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the European Commission.

The evaluation analyses and assesses mechanisms for promoting intra-governmental coherence that have been introduced in the administrations of the Members States and the European institutions since the late 1990s, with the purpose of:

a) Judging their relevance and effectiveness, as well as their efficiency, impact and sustainability, within their specific contexts;
b) Formulating proposals to improve the relevance and effectiveness of the mechanisms analysed, without neglecting efficiency, impact and sustainability requirements;
c) Enabling politicians and officials in Member States and in European institutions to learn the lessons from experience about effective PCD mechanisms and use these more widely.

Please use the following link to access the final report of this study:
http://www.three-cs.net/content/download/511/5173/file/ECDPM%20Final%20Rpt%20PCD%20Mechs%20Evaluation%2025052007_final.pdf

The appendices to this study - which include the country case studies, country profiles on PCD and the report on the questionnaire - can be downloaded HERE.