– Connecting the Development Community

Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting, and with Karsten Weitzenegger – Germany. Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter. is a growing online community for development practitioners. This interactive platform was set up by EuropeAid to enhance knowledge through the exchange of practices on effective international cooperation. provides an open forum for all commission staff, partner countries, other donors, researchers and civil society representatives to share ideas and expertise … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: … was originally set up to support a comprehensive reform, called the Backbone Strategy on “Reforming Technical Cooperation (TC) and Project Implementation Units (PIU)”, launched in July 2008. The platform has since expanded to incorporate a host of topic areas relevant to the development community. 

Some fundamental principles that led to that Technical Cooperation Reform remain central to the rationale of the new, these include:

  • promoting capacity development
  • taking account of specific and broad context analysis
  • adopting a results orientation
  • promoting ownership
  • working through harmonised and aligned action
  • considering different and innovative options for the provision of development cooperation

The platform offers a magazine that keeps subscribers up to date on relevant developments pertaining to the work of EuropeAid and its partners. There is also a knowledge sharing section where topical issues and documents are presented and where public or closed groups can be set up to discuss issues, exchange experiences, or prepare for new initiatives.

The Editorial Team: … (full text about).

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