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Moldova—Support for Structured Policy Dialogue, Coordination of the Implementation of the Association Agreement, and Enhancement of the Legal Approximation Process

The DAI-led technical assistance project works to increase the capacity of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and other key national institutions in implementing the European Union-Republic of Moldova Association Agenda.

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Worldwide—Support the Secretariat of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

The Support the Secretariat of the GCoM for Climate and Energy project develops, monitors, and leads climate and sustainable energy action and diplomacy globally through the local level, supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, and other United Nations’ initiatives on climate change and cities.

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Malawi—Public Finance Management Reforms (Chuma Cha Dziko)

DAI works with the Government of Malawi, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, and Development, and other stakeholders to achieve efficient and effective use of public resources and support the growth of the economy and development of Malawi.

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Zimbabwe—Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP)

The Zimbabwe Agriculture Growth Programme addresses critical weaknesses in the country’s livestock value chains with innovative approaches to strengthening local institutions, building capacity, and promoting policy reforms that improve livelihoods for smallholder farmers.

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Turkey—Technical Assistance for Establishment of Boosting Effective and Sustainable Transformation for Energy (BEST for Energy)

BEST for Energy increases the use of alternative energy sources in the overall energy mix, such as renewable energy sources, as well as supports the international competitiveness of the renewable energy industry and services.

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Turkey—Technical Assistance for Strengthening Training and Research Capacity of the Centre for Labour and Social Training and Research (ÇASGEM)

This project supports the Training and Research Centre for Labour and Social Security, medical, and rehabilitation professionals by developing new learning modules targeting to raise their capacity.

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Ethiopia—Technical Assistance to Support EU-Coffee Action for Ethiopia (EU-CAFE)

EU-CAFE works to sustainably improve farmers’ access to inputs in Ethiopia, including coffee seed and seedlings, appropriate coffee production techniques, timely and farmer-focused extension and advisory services, and capacity of farmers through organizing Farmer Field Schools.

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South Africa—Technical Assistance for the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility

The Technical Assistance for the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility works to enable the strategic partnership that has existed between the European Union and South Africa since 2007.

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Turkey—Technical Assistance for Improving Job and Vocational Counselling Services

The Technical Assistance for Improving Job and Vocational Counselling Services project supports the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) to fulfil its mandate as the lead provider of public employment services in Turkey.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina—Education for Employment

The Education for Employment supports the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to increase the responsiveness of its education sector to labour market needs alongside efforts to increase institutional capacities and coordination within the education sector at all levels.

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Nigeria—Technical Assistance to Strengthen Public Financial Management, Statistics, Monitoring, and Evaluation Systems

This EuropeAid programme assists Yobe state in Nigeria to build upon the significant progress made so far in fiscal transparency and discipline, by finding ways to broaden the fiscal space in a sustainable manner, while ensuring improved delivery of citizen demanded public goods and services.

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Vietnam—Technical Assistance for the ARISE+ Programme

The EuropeAid project Technical Assistance for the ARISE+ Programme aims to provide technical assistance to the Vietnamese Government to maximise Vietnam’s benefits from preferential trade regimes, with a focus on regional agreements and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection Agreement.

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Turkey—Determination of Industrial Emissions Strategy of Turkey in Accordance with Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

This project supports Turkey in its efforts to establish industrial pollution prevention and control approaches.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina—Further Support to Public Finance Management

This project enables authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve its public finance management by increasing expenditure effectiveness and the budget planning process.

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Regional—EU for Climate Action in the European Neighbourhood Instrument, Southern Neighbourhood (Clima-Med)

DAI is supporting a regional approach to support the transition towards sustainable, low-carbon, and climate-resilient development in the Southern Mediterranean.

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Pakistan—Technical Assistance for the Balochistan Community-led Rural Development and Community Empowerment (BRACE) Programme

The Rural Development and Community Empowerment Programme in Balochistan, Pakistan, supports the federal government in reducing the negative impact of poverty and social inequality, and to turn this into opportunities to build and empower resilient communities participating actively in implementing socio-economic development activities in partnership with local authorities.

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Ukraine—Implementation of EU Practices for Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Audit

This EuropeAid project aims to enhance transparency and business climate, thus facilitating domestic and foreign direct investment in the private sector, as well as to closer integrate Ukraine into the European and global economies.

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Ukraine—Support in Approximation of the EU Environmental Acquis

Implementation of EU legislation in Ukraine environmental protection occurs within eight sectors and is governed by 29 sources of law establishing common rules and standards to be reflected in domestic law. This project addresses the relevant laws, specifically addressing waste management and air quality.

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Turkey—Technical Assistance for Establishing Strong Monitoring, Evaluation, and Coordination Mechanism for National Roma Integration Strategy

This EuropeAid project aims to achieve measurable progress towards the full enjoyment of all fundamental rights and freedoms by all individuals without discrimination in the area of Roma rights and strengthening respect for fundamental rights and freedoms for all individuals without discrimination in Turkey.

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Malawi—Justice and Accountability Programme (Chilungamo)

The EuropeAid-funded Chilungamo programme contributes to increased levels of governance, accountability, compliance with the rule of law, and respect, promotion, and protection of human rights in Malawi.

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Lebanon—Technical Assistance Facility for the Lebanese Private Sector

The Technical Assistance Facility for the Lebanese private sector contributes to the expansion and diversification of Lebanon’s economy through the modernisation of the private sector and the promotion of trade, entrepreneurship, and innovation by fostering growth and job.

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Burundi—Assistance Technique et Appui à la Communication et Visibilité du Programme d'Appui à la Société Civile au Burundi (ASCB)

The Assistance Technique et Appui à la Communication et Visibilité du Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile au Burundi (ASCB) project supports civil society in Burundi.

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Liberia—Long-Term Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA)

This work is to increase the value of traded timber products, strengthen forest law enforcement and governance, and share forest benefits more equitably through implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Liberia and the EU.

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Ethiopia—GCCA+/ Climate Smart Mainstreaming into the Productive Safety Net Program (Climate-Smart PSNP)

The GCCA+/ Climate Smart Mainstreaming into the Productive Safety Net Program project in Ethiopia works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Bureaus of Agriculture to enable their efforts in prioritizing environment and climate smart agriculture .

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Serbia—Improving the Quality of Education by Introducing Examinations at the End of Secondary Education (State Matura)

The State Matura Project aims to prepare the education system and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MoESTD) to implement the final examinations at the end of secondary education in the Republic of Serbia.

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South Africa—Technical Expertise and Implementation Support Services for the National School of Government (NSG)

DAI is strengthening the National School of Government (NSG) as a training institution, rolling out three important training programmes—Breaking Barriers to Entry, Compulsory Induction, and Reorientation programmes—, and strengthening the network and collaborations of the NSG in an effort to create new opportunities for the school and its beneficiaries.

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Georgia—Support to the Independence, Accountability, and Efficiency of the Judiciary

The EuropeAid project Support to the Independence, Accountability, and Efficiency of the Judiciary assists with ensuring the impartiality and professionalism of the judiciary in Georgia.

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Sierra Leone—Civil Service Reform, Parliament, and the Electoral Cycle

Our team works to consolidate past reforms in the areas of electoral support, parliamentary strengthening, and civil service reform within the new electoral cycle in Sierra Leone.

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Ukraine—Strengthening the Regulation and Supervision of the Nonbank Financial Market (EU-FINREG)

Through EU-FINREG, DAI is assisting the Ukrainian authorities in strengthening the regulatory framework and supervision practices for securities and investment business, insurance, pensions, nonbank credit institutions, nonbank payment institutions, and other nonbank financial services.

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Uganda—Developing Market-Oriented and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry

This European Union (EU)-funded programme contributes to a competitive, profitable, job-intensive, gender-responsive, and environmentally sustainable agricultural sector in Uganda.

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Egypt—Technical and Financial Sustainability of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sectors

DAI is creating the Cairo Energy Efficiency Centre to promote the use of renewable energy and spread awareness of energy saving. The team also supports the ongoing reform process of the energy sector by assisting Egypt to achieve sustainable energy and security of supplies.

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Turkmenistan—Public Administration Capacity Building

The Public Administration Capacity Building programme in Turkmenistan supported the modernisation of the Turkmen Public Administration in line with European standards.

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Nigeria—Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III (WSSSRPIII)

The Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III in Nigeria contributed to poverty reduction, sustainable development, and to the achievement of the water and sanitation-related Millennium Development Goals.

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Albania—Integrated Policy Management Groups (IPMGs) for Policy Dialogue and Coordination

DAI is providing technical assistance to the Integrated Policy Management Groups (IPMGs) for policy dialogue and coordination in Albania to improve institutional mechanisms, capacities, and procedures for strategic and integrated planning at central and sector levels.

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Morocco—Technical Assistance to Support Social Protection Reform

The Technical Assistance to Support Social Protection Reform programme works to: coordinate and monitor social protection reforms; strengthen capacity in social assistance, social insurance, social protection, and health; produce studies to improve the monitoring and evaluation of the reforms; and implement communication and visibility activities.

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Bhutan—Decentralisation and Renewable Natural Resource Management

This work supports implementation of the European Union-bilateral development cooperation strategy in Bhutan, with particular focus on the two ongoing EU budget support programmes: 1), Rural Development and Climate Change and 2), Local Governance and Fiscal Decentralisation.

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Worldwide—Trade, Private Sector Development, and Engagement (TPSD/E) Facility

The Trade, Private Sector Development, and Engagement Facility helps shape and implement new policies related to Aid for Trade and regional integration programmes.

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Worldwide—Advisory Service Social Transfers (ASiST III) Programme

DAI is helping the European Commission to increase the impact, quality, coverage, and sustainability of social transfer schemes that target food and nutrition security.

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Pakistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa District Governance and Community Development Programme (KP-CDLD)

The Community Driven Local Development Programme works to restore community trust in the local government and build government responsiveness in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

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Turkey—Developing an Analytical Basis for Formulating Strategies and Actions Towards Low Carbon Development

The Developing an Analytical Basis for Formulating Strategies and Actions Towards Low Carbon Development programme worked to reduce manmade greenhouse gas emissions by increasing Turkey’s national and local capacity to prepare for medium and long-term action toward climate-resilient low-carbon development.

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Somalia—Technical Assistance Facility

The Technical Assistance Facility supports the development and implementation of a long-term strategy to build up a sustainable national system of social protection in Somalia.

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The Gambia—State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support (SBC1 CS)

Through the State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support programme, DAI is promoting inclusive growth and improved governance in The Gambia.

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Malawi—Technical Cooperation to Strengthen National Capacity in Implementing Land Policies and Laws Efficiently and Effectively (Land Governance)

The Malawi Land Governance programme is enhancing people’s livelihoods and food security through sustainable agricultural development, with an emphasis on reaching remote rural areas and vulnerable populations.

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Honduras—Technical Assistance to Food Security, Nutrition, and Climate Resilience in the Dry Corridor (EUROSAN)

The work of EUROSAN is focused on the dry corridor in Honduras, home to some of the country’s most marginalised citizens. DAI provides technical assistance under this five-year food security and nutrition project, which is led by Belgium-based Agriconsulting and supported by DAI and Nicaragua-based Simbiosis.

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News


Webinar Series: Connecting Public and Private Responses to COVID-19 and its Impact on Global Development

DAI and the European Centre for Development Policy Management announced a series of webinars designed to engage and inform global development stakeholders seeking to mount an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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DAI Names Jakob Zeidler to Lead EU Business Unit

DAI has named Jakob Zeidler to lead its European Union (EU) Business Unit, which focuses on delivering development programs for the EU.

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Human Dynamics Founder Bernhard Hulla Joins the DAI Board

DAI is delighted to welcome Bernhard Hulla to the DAI Board.

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Project-Supported Tunisian City Named a Frontrunner in Global Climate City Challenge

The city of Monastir, Tunisia—supported by a European Commission project—was recently named at a special event at the UN Climate Change Conference as one of the five frontrunners and role models for climate action.

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DAI Acquires Leading European Development Consultancy, Human Dynamics

DAI today announced the acquisition of Human Dynamics, a pre-eminent supplier of international development services in the European market.

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DAI’s Georgia Taylor Leads Panel on Gender Equality, Trade, and Global Market Systems WTO Aid for Trade Conference

Georgia Taylor, Technical Director at DAI Global Health, will lead a discussion on promoting women’s economic empowerment and justice in global market systems at the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 in Geneva on July 4.

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DAI to Present at European Development Days 2018

DAI is pleased to take part in two panel discussions at European Development Days, June 5 and 6 in Brussels, sharing our work on gender-responsive budgeting and sustainable value chains in the garment industry.

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