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Mr Keijzer, NielsLast modified:13/10/2006 5:38 pm
This study examines the role which the Country Strategy Papers and similar policy documents of the EC and the equivalent of EU Member States play in improving coordination and complementarity between EC and MS. The study also assesses country ownership of development policies and cooperation strategies. It shows that while the Country Strategy Papers have proved to be useful instruments in the process of decentralisation, they have, in general, not contributed substantially to improved alignment, coordination or complementarity. Whereas the majority of the Country Strategy Papers can still be characterised as relatively inflexible and dominated by headquarters, this study reports that some donors are moving towards more flexible and strategic joint planning arrangements.
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[Copenhagen Development Consulting (CDC) (2005) 'Evaluating Co-ordination and Complementarity of Country Strategy Papers with National Development Priorities.' Amsterdam: Aksant Academic Publishers]