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New website to help improve development co-operation


Today the European Commission is launching, an interactive website aimed at improving Europe's development co-operation. Developed by the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) in close collaboration with the Commission's EuropeAid service, this web-based information system is set to become an essential tool in facilitating the technical cooperation between the European Institutions and all the stakeholders in developing countries.

The platform can be considered as a virtual space where Commission staff, development practitioners, partner countries, Member States cooperation agencies, national and international donors, academic and civil society representatives can share ideas, knowledge, coordinate projects and strategies in order to increase the efficiency in the implementation of EU development policies.

The IES is currently working on the development of knowledge management tools as a support to the implementation of environmental policies in developing countries. Effectively, Knowledge Management appears as a key element for the sustainability of such actions in the different environmental areas but also contributes to their transparency and visibility.