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Uganda joint annual report 2008

Uganda joint annual report 2008

The UJAS was conceived in 2005 as a step forward towards development partner's harmonization around the Government Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) and for a better division of labour based on the comparative advantage of each donor. However, as noticed in a recent report (Dec 08) to assess the impact the UJAS has had on DP harmonisation and reduction of transaction costs, "the wider promise of UJAS of more selective and harmonised assistance supported by a common analysis embedded in Uganda's own development agenda remains very much work in progress, with some worrying signs of a reversal of improving practice in some areas". In addition, few DP regard UJAS as having had a broader impact on the workings of the Local Development Partners Group. Annex 4C reproduces the main findings of this report concerning progress in donors' harmonisation. In addition to the overall coordination mechanism, Uganda also has Sector Wide Approaches (SWAP) in a number of sectors and is now also a signatory to the International Health Partnership and related initiatives (IHP+) Global Compact. The MoH with assistance from DPs has set up a task force to develop a road map and incorporate the IHP+ principles in the new National Health Policy (NHP II) and the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP III). Particular focus shall be given to health related MDGs through increased aid effectiveness, improved policies and strategies, health systems performance, and scaled-up financial, technical and institutional support. All actions will be country-focused and country-led, building on existing structures and mechanisms. A number of detailed implementation arrangements such as the Long Term Institutional Arrangements (LTIA) for the GFATM already follow the IHP+ principles. Challenges for the coming years are the sector's capacity to implement the agreed arrangements and the commitment of all stakeholders to the IHP+ principles in the NHP II and HSSP III.
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St. Lucia joint annual report 2008

St. Lucia joint annual report 2008

St. Lucia, as part of the CARIFORUM grouping, signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union on 15 October 2008. After at least two delays and criticism from Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) thirteen (13) CARIFORUM states cemented future trade with Europe by signing the EPA. The two countries that did not sign during the official ceremony in Barbados were Haiti and Guyana. However, five days later on October 20, Guyana’s ambassador to Brussels P.I. Gomes signed the agreement. Haiti, which had recently installed a new government, did not sign because at the time it was still coming to grips with the impact of recent hurricanes. The EPA signing was concluded after an earlier scheduled date of 2 September was postponed to allow Caribbean leaders further time to discuss EPA related issues at a meeting in Barbados on 10 September. At the end of this meeting only Guyana had opposed the signing while the Haitian representative had reserved the right to discuss it further on return home.
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Marshall Islands joint annual report 2008

Marshall Islands joint annual report 2008

Repub li c of the lvlarshalllslands - European Union Cooperation Republic of the Marshall Islands European Commission 2008 Joint Annual Report June 2009... EXECUTJ\ "E SUi\ lt\lARY Poli [r]

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Trinidad and Tobago joint annual report 2008

Trinidad and Tobago joint annual report 2008

There is an important shift from project support to Sector budget support in the bilateral cooperation between the EC and the Trinidad and Tobago. Strengthening the institutional framework of the implementing ministries under the SBS programmes is a significant component of all sector budget support interventions. Under the framework of Backbone strategy, dialogue has centered on the training needs within the ministries and on ensuring the quality of work of the short term consultancies. Dialogue with the NAO is productive and results oriented. Trinidad and Tobago being a middle income country and a leading CARICOM Member State, the government has increasingly started viewing itself as a major actor in regional integration rather than as a recipient of development assistance. However, and despite its strong growth rate, development gaps persist and development cooperation in the form of policy based instruments such as sector budget support can still have an important contribution to the country’ s development agenda. The lengthy review of the Financing Agreements by the Attorney General (AG), before signature by the Government, remains a long standing and thorny problem. However, in 2008, the AG and the Chargé d'Affaires have reached an agreement for a "fast track mechanism" with assistance from the Delegation to allow for the speeding up of the vetting process.
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East Timor joint annual report 2008

East Timor joint annual report 2008

TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY STRUCTURE OF THE JAR 1 The country performance 1.1 Update on the political situation and political governance 1.2 Update on the economic situation and[r]

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Fiji Islands joint annual report 2008

Fiji Islands joint annual report 2008

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Sierra Leone joint annual report 2008

Sierra Leone joint annual report 2008

Sierra Leone - EC Cooperation – JAR 2008 ACRONYMS ACC ACP AIDCO AfDB AU BADEA CG CMP CSP DACO DEPAC DFID EC ECCAS ECD ECHO ECOWAS EDF EIB EIDHR ENCISS EPA ETR EU FGM FMO FTI PRSP GDP GER[r]

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Cook Islands joint annual report 2008

Cook Islands joint annual report 2008

Overview of past and on-going co-operation Reporting on the financial performance of EDF resources The first stage of EDF1 0 was completed with the Cook Islands Country Strategy Paper CS[r]

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Antigua & Barbuda joint annual report 2008

Antigua & Barbuda joint annual report 2008

In order to achieve these objectives the Government introduced a comprehensive reform programme comprised of, but not limited to: • Improved accountability and transparency in public ope[r]

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Belize joint annual report 2008. Annual operational review 2009

Belize joint annual report 2008. Annual operational review 2009

develop a two year MDG Plan of Action, which would serve as the launch-pad for Belize’s long-term national MDG commitments. The consultancy was to ensure that Belize achieved sustained human development by fostering a supportive environment for the attainment of the MDGs; it focused on four programmatic areas- Public Awareness and Advocacy, Integrated MDG Coordination and Planning, MDG Monitoring and Evaluation, and Resource Mobilisation. The NDHAC after receipt of the project document requested that the then Ministry of National Development take the Plan of Action and create more detailed activities under the four thematic areas and a project manager would be hired to take the plan through to execution. This task was completed and the document was re-presented to the NHDAC. “While the NHDAC is overall responsible, this project will be managed by a Sub-committee of the NHDAC. This sub-committee will draw on additional resources outside the NHDAC, as necessary, to function as an inclusive and participatory Project Steering Committee. This sub- committee will closely monitor the implementation of the project and report to the wider NHDAC on a regular basis. The chair of the NHDAC will also chair this Sub-committee. Additionally, the NHDAC will hire a project manager whose primary responsibility will be the management and coordination of this project. This Project Manager will be situated in, and supervised by, the Ministry of National Development where he/she will receive institutional support to carry out his/her duties. It is envisioned that this Project Manager will complete some of the activities included in the project and, along with the NHDAC MDG Sub- committee, hire consultants as needed, to implement major components of the project.” 6
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Zambia joint annual report 2008

Zambia joint annual report 2008

There was good progress in Zambia in the implementation of the dialogue and coordination framework with a High Level Meeting (HLPD) between the Government and Cooperating Partners (CPs) held on the 12 th February 2008. Issues of concern were discussed, in particular the implementation of the agriculture policy and the energy crisis. However the death of late President Mwanawasa in August led to the postponement of the follow-up HLPD planned for September to 2009; furthermore, Zambia was eventually not represented at the Accra meeting. The Paris Monitoring survey-Zambia (situation 2007) was conducted during the 1 st semester 2008, with the final draft submitted to the DAC Secretariat by end May 2008. The survey showed a number of improvements in implementing the Paris agenda in Zambia, notably with respect to CPs alignment, the use of country systems, and aid predictability. Challenges remain in the areas of coordinated technical cooperation, number of PIUs, and on mutual accountability. In 2008, the Delegation also contributed to the review of the division of labour (DoL) established in 2006 as part of the Joint Assistance Strategy for Zambia (JASZ). For the EC, changes included a move from active to background CP in Education (reflecting the EC’s phased out support to the sector basket) and from lead to active in Private Sector Development (EC was only lead in the mining sector, where EC support has phased out). As for other sectors, the EC remains lead in Macro-economics and Transport, active in Agriculture, Governance and Health, and background in Energy and Water.
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Tuvalu joint annual report 2008

Tuvalu joint annual report 2008

These assessments were later revised and updated in: • Joint Annual Report 2007: Tuvalu-European Commission March 2008; endorsed June 2008.. Further assessment of the results achieved ag[r]

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Tonga joint annual report 2008

Tonga joint annual report 2008

gth EDF- A Envelope Focal Area, VSSSP- €3.5 million: The completion of the Vava'u Social Support Programme in 2008 is a milestone for the development of health and education sectors in T[r]

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Tanzania joint annual report 2008

Tanzania joint annual report 2008

The Education SBS Programme (9 th EDF) committed € 43.5 million to the support of the education sector. Financial support was structured with a fix tranche and a variable tranche to be based on the progress in key indicators of the education sector. This indicators included: 1) Reduction of cross district disparities in pupil/teacher ratio in primary education; 2) Pupil/textbook ratio in primary schools; 3) Access in secondary education; 4) Percent of students passing the form 4 examination; 5) Public expenditure on education as percentage of total expenditure. Up to the end of 2007, €13.186 million had been disbursed, of which €12 million paid to the Governments, and the rest to Unesco and the Tanzania Education Network. A second payment of the sector budget support of € 12.15 million was made to the Treasury in December 2008. The payment consisted of a fixed and variable component. The fixed component (€ 9 million) was paid on the basis of significant progress in establishing the Education Sector Review, producing an annual performance report for the sector, developing a sector Performance Assessment Framework, implementing the Education Sector Management Information System, and finalising the revised ESDP. Only 52% of the variable tranche (€ 6 million) 52.5% was disbursed. This performance results from the problems linked to a rapidly expanding system and too ambitious targets set by the Government.
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Burundi rapport annuel conjoint 2008 = Burundi joint annual report 2008

Burundi rapport annuel conjoint 2008 = Burundi joint annual report 2008

La gestion des finances publiques a bénéficié de progrès notables en 2008, avec notamment le renforcement du cadre légal en vigueur au Burundi par le biais d'un nouveau Code des Marchés Publics et d'une nouvelle Loi Organique sur la Loi de Finances. 2008 a également été marqué par le premier exercice d'évaluation PEFA. Les points positifs relevés, particulièrement dans les parties correspondant au contenu et à la préparation du budget (respect des objectifs en matière de recettes et de dépenses, classifications du budget correspondant aux normes internationales, adoption d'un décret précisant le calendrier budgétaire…) ont tendance à être éclipsés par le nombre important de réformes qui restent à réaliser, particulièrement dans le suivi et l'exécution du budget (absence d'un fichier du contribuable, manque de capacités des institutions chargées du contrôle interne et externe, confusion des rôles d'ordonnateur, de comptable et de caissier…). Les résultats du PEFA, après la finalisation du rapport, pourront être intégrés dans la Stratégie nationale de réforme de la gestion des finances publiques, qui n'avait toujours pas été approuvée par le Conseil des Ministres en 2008. La situation macroéconomique ainsi que la gestion des finances publiques au Burundi ont amené le FMI à approuver en juillet 2008 une 2 ème Facilité pour la Réduction de la Pauvreté et la Croissance (FRPC) pour une valeur d’approximativement de 75.6M$ sur la période 2009-2011. Le FMI a recommandé, lors de cette décision, que le Burundi suive une politique budgétaire prudente et recoure surtout aux dons et aux prêts à des conditions fortement concessionnelles afin d’éviter un endettement insoutenable. Il faut noter également que le Burundi a atteint le point d'achèvement de l'initiative PPTE en février 2009.
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Senegal rapport annuel conjoint 2008 = Senegal joint annual report 2008

Senegal rapport annuel conjoint 2008 = Senegal joint annual report 2008

La stabilité du cadre macroéconomique a fait l’objet d’une grande préoccupation au sein de la communauté des bailleurs de fonds en 2008. En effet le programme ISPE a été mis à l’épreuve par les importants dérapages budgétaires survenus ces dernières années. Ces dérapages sont le reflet d’une prévision budgétaire irréaliste et une exécution budgétaire déficiente. Les autorités ont eu recours fréquemment à des avances de trésorerie pour payer des dépenses non prévues ou supplantés des paiements réguliers. En outre plusieurs ministères sectoriels et d’autres entités publiques ont passé des marchés de biens et services sans crédit budgétaire. L’encours des comptes créditeurs a fini par devenir impossible à gérer.
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Gabon rapport annuel conjoint 2008 - Gabon joint annual report 2008

Gabon rapport annuel conjoint 2008 - Gabon joint annual report 2008

En effet, des progrès apparaissent au regard de l’évolution de certains indicateurs. Ainsi, avec un IDH de 0,677 en 2007/2008, le Gabon se classe désormais au 119 ème rang mondial, soit une progression de 5 places par rapport à son classement antérieur. La hausse de l’espérance de vie à la naissance, ainsi que l’embellie économique semblent expliquer l’orientation positive de l’IDH. Pourtant, les inégalités restent fortes puisque un tiers de la population vit sous le seuil national de pauvreté. Cette situation trouve notamment ses fondements dans le phénomène d'urbanisation rapide que connaît le pays depuis plusieurs années. La situation sociale demeure donc préoccupante, et les efforts entrepris par le Gabon, qui avec un PIB par habitant en parité de pouvoir d'achat de 6954 $, se situe en 8 ème position sur le continent africain et juste devant l'Ukraine (6.848 $) au niveau mondial, doivent être maintenus.
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Benin rapport conjoint annee 2008 = Benin joint annual report 2008

Benin rapport conjoint annee 2008 = Benin joint annual report 2008

Le Bénin a connu depuis 2006 une élection par an dans un contexte à chaque fois plus tendu et politisé. Suite aux élections municipales et locales de mars 2008, plus de 1000 recours ayant été déposés à la Cour Suprême, l'installation des conseils municipaux a été différée dans de nombreuses communes et s'est étalée tout au long de l'année. Une politisation progressivement plus marquée dans le fonctionnement du Gouvernement et des institutions est à noter. Un remaniement ministériel, le troisième depuis l'arrivée au pouvoir du Président Yayi Boni, a eu lieu en octobre. Le Gouvernement est passé de 26 à 30 ministres, 19 sont nouveaux dans le Gouvernement, 3 ont changé de poste, 8 restent avec le même portefeuille dont les Ministres de l'économie et des finances (S. Lawani), de la prospective et du développement (P.I. Koupaki), et de la défense (I. Kogui N'Douro).
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Cameroon rapport annuel conjoint 2008 = Cameroon joint annual report 2008

Cameroon rapport annuel conjoint 2008 = Cameroon joint annual report 2008

ct alors que les negociations pour !a conclusion d'un accord de partenariat economique avec certaines difficultes en complet entre I'UF ct !'Afrique centrale ont continue a 2008, le gouv[r]

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Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines joint annual report 2008

Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines joint annual report 2008

St.Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy and control of the government rests with the Prime Minister and the cabinet. Parliament consists of 21 members, 15 elected and 6 appointees. During elections held in December 2005, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and his Unity Labour Party won a second term, retaining their 12 to 3 parliamentary majority. The country maintains. The country maintains close ties to the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and cooperates with regional political and economic organizations such as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and CARICOM. St Vincent and the Grenadines signed in August 2008 a Joint Declaration with other OECS member countries. This established a framework for closer cooperation towards the achievement of a single economy by 2011 and appropriate political integration by 2013.
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