Dec 2019) - EC (European Commission)
In 2013 the Government of Honduras and the European Union signed the European Support Action for the Forestry Sector (EuroFor - DCI-ALA/2012/023-510). The Action is consisted with two components: A Climate Change Adaptation Action in the Forestr
y Sector (CliFor) with a total of € 21.4 million and a Budget Support Actionme (PAPSFor) with a total of € 26 million. The purpose of CLIFOR is to improve the socioeconomic well-being and environmental resilience of the local population in response to the challenges posed by climate change. The programme has three outputs to achieve this purpose relating to the promotion of community forestry, improved local socioeconomic conditions and improved capacity to implement national polices and strategies related to forestry, climate change and biodiversity conservation.
The evaluation has assessed the Action using the five standard DAC evaluation criteria. In addition, two other criteria were considered: the EU added value (the extent to which the Action brings additional benefits to what would have resulted from Member States' interventions only), and the coherence of the Action itself, with the EU strategy in Honduras Country Strategy Paper (2007-2013) and with other EU policies and Member State Actions.
The evaluation team has furthermore considered whether gender, environment and climate change were mainstreamed; the relevant SDGs and their interlinkages were identified; the principle of Leave No-One Behind and the rights-based approach methodology was followed in the identification/formulation documents and the extent to which they have been reflected in the implementation of the Action, its governance and monitoring.
Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 2014) - EC (European Commission)
The globlal objective of the project is to develop agro-processing support systems including training and expert support to agencies involved in assisting micro and small agro processors in attainment of the international standards necessary for export. The specific objective is to provide assistance to key service providers in reaching international standards through training in food safety and labelling standards, identification of food process technology and innnovative market strategies.
- Elaboration of a gap skills analysis
- Development of a training programme
- Conduction of training sessions with all key stakeholders
Oct 2010) - EC (European Commission)
The project objective aims at strengthening the work group on food security and nutrition, created to support the implementation of the national policy regarding food Security and nutrition, improving its interinstitutional coordination and optimizing international cooperation activites in Guatemala.
Main activities include:
- Providing advice on strategic actions aimed at strengthening the work group with different stakeholders involved in the field of food security and nutrition
- Developing a work plan for the work group consistent with the actions implemented by the Government of Guatemala
- Monitoring and updating the follow up sheet regarding all interventions of the international cooperation in the field of food security
Oct 2009) -
The objective is to contribute to the development of the regions of Sanchez Ramirez, Salcedo, Espaillat, El Seibo, Hato Mayor, San Jose de Ocoa, Peravia through the restoration and improvement of road infrastructures in order to ensure access to basic social services, reduce the price of products and inputs and in general facilitate commercial exchanges and communications.
Specific activities are:
• Control and supervision of works
• Traffic counting during the execution period of works
Oct 2009) - EC (European Commission)
The Municipal regime of Costa Rica displays weaknesses within its institutional, financial and human resources development, which reinforces the centralistic governmental policy of the State offering arguments to the incapacity of municipalities to assume new responsibilities.
The project aims at improving knowledge and perception of the population in Costa Rica with respect to its Municipal Regime and the work that the project FOMUDE is carrying on to support modernization and decentralization of the State in the framework of the Cooperation policy of the European Union towards Costa Rica.
- Creation, production and implementation of four awareness campaigns in the main written and audiovisual Medias of Costa Rica so as to have an impact over the whole national territory.
- Production of 5 institutional and didactical videos from 8 to 10 minutes. Click here to watch one of the videos online.
Dec 2008) -
The objective of the programme is to improve the living conditions of the poor rural communities located along Haiti’s border. The PMR2 finances and executes the supervision of the implementation and then the startup of the various initiatives and projects, including dispensaries, schools, aqueducts and sewerage systems. 70 projects were carried out for a total of 15 million euros approximately.
Jul 2008) -
The objective of this bi-national Project is to foster commercial exchanges in between Haitian and Dominican communities in order to enhance socio-economic development of targeted communities in rural border zones of both countries. More than 95% of the population in the border area of Dominican Republic and Haiti depend on agriculture and commerce activities for their subsistence and fight against food insecurity.
The Project includes two components: construction supervision of the market infrastructures and institutional assessment and strengthening through inter-institutional dialogue and capacity building within the Municipality and the rural communities of producers.
Jul 2008) -
The principal objectives of the Programme are:
(i) Information: improve and implement information systems to adequately prevent from, anticipate and respond to natural disasters.
(ii) Preparedness: improve the assistance to the victims thanks to a decentralized answer that would be more efficient, timely and adapted to the requirements of the moment
(iii) Prevention: reduce the vulnerability of the country towards natural disasters by means of prevention measures through the use the state’s resources focusing on risks and a major control of forest fires. The efforts of the Programme aim at fostering the Government institutions in charge of Risk Management.
The goal of the mid term evaluation was to provide the Dominican Republic Government, the EC Delegation, the PNUD and all the partners of the Programme sufficient information to:
- Have a general independent evaluation on the results of the Programme
- Identify the lessons learned and propose recommendations to continue the implementation of the Programme, including its possible reorientation.
Jan 2008) -
Showing the current situation, the documentary presents the reasons why the project was developed and highlights the specific problematic of the local border context as well as interrelations of Dominican and Haitians actors. In the end, a 25 minutes DVD was produced in Spanish with subtitles in French and didactical elements such as maps, graphs, plans and the virtual animation of the future market of Dajabón to facilitate the diffusion of the messages.
STABEX is a compensatory finance scheme intended to stabilize the export earnings of the ACP States. STABEX resources mainly target the commercialization of industry and the restoration of confidence by improving the capital base of banana growers, providing working capital assistance and the provision of infrastructure such as sheds, reception centres and irrigation systems. The Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) Programmes from 1999 to 2001 came into being to further modernize the banana sector. These funds were earmarked for infrastructure, improving farm productivity and yields and for agriculture diversification.
Apr 2006) -
PROBANANO is a programme cofinanced by the EC (EDF) with a contribution of 1.650.000 EUR. Its goal is to improve the competitiveness of the exporting banana sector of the Dominican Republic. The target group are 713 producers working a total of 5.000 hectares of banana tree plantation.
Apr 2006) -
Technical Assistance to the National Authorizing Officer for the dissemination of the principles of the initiative and the follow-up of the proposals elaboration.
The EU-ACP Water initiative answers the need for providing additional investments in ACP states specifically in the Water sector. The initiative plays a part of catalyst in order to promote proposals, strengthen the institutions and the management capacities in the partner countries.
Dec 2004) -
Final evaluation mission of a project financed by the EC (20.75 M EUR) through EDF, including an assessment on the use of the hydropower plant revenues for financing rural development projects in the same river basin, and related institutional issues.
Sep 2003) -
Identification and formulation of a programme in the Water and Environment sector to be financed by the EC through EDF (2004-2009) with a total amount of 56.880.000 EUR. Projects include important rural and urban hydraulic infrastructures and specific actions for environmental protection.
Jul 1997) - IADB (Inter-American Development Bank)
A rehabilitation of drinking water networks associated to institutional reform has been implemented with IADB financing during the late nineties. A sector reform unit was put into operation in the Ministry of Public Works, Communication and Transport in collaboration with the SNEP and CAMEP operators.