ECOPER conducts evaluation research at UN Palace of Nations

ECOPER consultant Aitor Pérez has travelled to the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva as part of the evaluation of UNCTAD’s Subprogramme 1. During the week-long visit, Aitor interviewed several UNCTAD officials, including the Secretary General, Rebeca Grynspan, and the directors of a number of UNCTAD divisions. In addition, he had the opportunity to interview …

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ECOPER conducts evaluation research at UNESCO in Paris

The 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression was a milestone in international cultural policy. It is a standard-setting instrument which affirms the right of states to formulate and implement policies and measures in support of cultural activities, goods and services. Within this framework, it encourages governments to …

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The Future of the European Finanical Architecture for Development

Under the Team Europe framework, the European Architecture for Development (EFAD) has undergone changes aimed at improving capacity through enhanced synergies and political steering. Although the Team Europe approach emerged as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, it has overlapped with an intense debate on the fragmentation of the EFAD; the entry into force of …

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ECOPER presents research on government-NGO relations

The adoption of the new ‘Framework for relations between NGOs and the Government of Spain’ presents both opportunities and challenges for the Spanish cooperation. To contribute to the successful integration of the framework, the Spanish network of NGO’s, the Coordinadora, commissioned ECOPER to conduct a study to identify good practices in relations between governments and …

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Opening speech at the XIV Meeting of Autonomous Communities and Cooperation for Development

From 24 to 26 November, the XIV Meeting of Autonomous Communities and Cooperation for Development was held in the Extremaduran cities of Mérida and Cáceres. The meeting’s focused was the importance of the decentralized cooperation carried out by Spain’s regional and local administrations. Ecoper participated in the event by making the opening presentation at the …

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