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    Ongoing Studies

    In this section, you will find information concerning the six ongoing evaluation studies. In time, their full reports will be available for download from here.

    02/12/2005
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    3Cs Defined

    During a workshop that was held in Brussels in 2003, the European Union's Heads of Evaluation Taskforce agreed upon definitions for each C. In this section, these definitions are shown.

    The Community's competence in the field of development co-operation was only established in law by adoption of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. The Treaty created a constitutional basis for development co-operation policies, and formalises the existence of a European development policy functioning in liaison with those of Member States, while recognising their interdependence. It revolves in essence around aspects of the so-called "3Cs", while distinct concepts are also inter-related. However, the Treaty is not always clear or free from ambiguities.

    02/12/2005
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    Organisations involved

    In this section of the website you may find information on the different organisations which are involved in the 3C evaluation initiative.  

    07/03/2005
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    Community of Practice

    In this section of Three-Cs.net, you may get more information on the current community of practice around coordination, complementarity and coherence. You may also view more information on the consultants who are involved in the six studies.

    If you have been working on the 3C's and would like to be included in this list, please contact us. In line with the purpose of the website, any reports/publications that have resulted out of your work have to be publicly available.

    02/12/2005
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    News and Events

    In this section you will find recent 3C related news and events - these items complement the ones which are included in the 3C Newsletter

    20/04/2004


Ongoing Studies Ongoing Studies


In this section, you will find information concerning the six ongoing evaluation studies. In time, their full reports will be available for download from here.


Download the reports here.



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1: Coordination and coherence in the application of Article 96 of the Cotonou Partnerships Agreement

This study focuses on the junction between foreign policy and development policy, with a particular focus on article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement.This article provides the legal basis for the suspension of cooperation in cases where one of the parties feels the agreement’s essentialelements are not being respected. The study will focus on how coordination and coherence were handled in the preparation and conduct of a number of article 96 consultation processes.

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2: Coordination of Trade Capacity Building in Partner Countries

The EC and the Member States have devised numerous TradeCapacityBuilding programmes to assist developing countries in defining their trade strategies. The study focuses on how the EC and the MS have ensured the coordination and complementarity between these programmes. As not many studies have focused on this subject, it will result in valuable insights to development policy makers.  

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3: Coordination and Complementarity in Humanitarian Assistance

This important study will be the first ever external evaluation of DG ECHO and will focus on the DG’s work between 2000 and 2005. The study will also focus on the implementation of the requirements of the 3C’s in the work of ECHO, and will for example focus on how the relief work by the EC completes the work which is done by individual EU Member States. Coordination in humanitarian assistance is also among the various important items which the study will address.

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4: EU Mechanisms that promote Policy Coherence for Development

Over the past few years, both the Commission and the Member States have put into place a number of measures that are expected to have an impact on coherence. This study will evaluate whether these measures have enhanced the impact of coherence on development policy and their effectiveness. At a point were the first general Development Policy Statement of the EU has been agreed upon, there is a great demand for policy insights on this issue. 

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5: Coordination and Complementarity of CSPs with National Development Priorities

The logic behind Country Strategy Papers is to allow partner countries to define their own development priorities. Yet, how do these mechanisms work in practice? The study will focus on coordination and complementarity and will provide a rich field for an in-depth look at the actual use of coordination mechanisms and task divisions in a field which is increasingly important to European policy makers.

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6: Coordination and Complementarity of Assistance for Local Development

This sixth and final study will look at the track record of EU coordination and complementarity in the programming development and strategy formulation for assistance to local development. Contrary to what is happening at the national level in developing countries, aid which is focused at the district level continues to be channelled in a far more fragmented and less coordinated fashion. This study will stimulate and contribute to a multi-actor learning process on this area.