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Case Studies

A case study provides a short illustration of a project/programme focussing on the impacts/results achieved in the area of external cooperation & development by using concrete examples & testimonies of  people benefiting from this assistance.


Africa, Caribbean & Pacific

  • Appui à la Réalisation de la Liste Electorale Permanente Informatisée (PAREL)
    Le projet PAREL est une réponse à une demande du Gouvernement béninois en vue d’assister sur les plans techniques et opérationnels, la réalisation de la Liste Electorale Permanente Informatisée pour l’organisation d’élections plus transparentes.

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  • Media for Reconciliation: Radio and Film supporting demobilisation and reintegration in Rwanda
    The project provides the population living in border regions of Rwanda and DRC with practical information on the FDLR demobilisation process and community reintegration of ex-combatants through radio and video screenings and support to local media.

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  • ISLANDS: Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

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  • Access to financial services in rural and remotes areas in African, Pacific and Caribbean countries
    SIDI, Alterfin (both microfinance support institutions) and MAIN, an African regional network, have teamed up to provide an answer to those issues through an ambitious and comprehensive project.

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  • Increasing knowledge on Reproductive Health and Early Childhood Care and Development
    The project builds on the premise that children need stimulation and developmental support from the time of birth. Their development needs to be monitored in order to detect developmental delays and take appropriate preventative and curative action.

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  • Breaking the silence on girls' and women's rights in Sierra Leone
    This project aims at strengthening Civil Society Organisations to become an effective force for the defence of human rights.

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  • Transforming smallholder agriculture through better commercialisation in Sierra Leone
    Initially designed as an emergency response to alleviate the consequences of rising food prices in Sierra Leone, the project was then implemented within the wider framework of the government's major programme on agriculture.

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  • Science-led innovation protects livestock from the Tsetse fly in Kenya
    This project promotes the control of the dreaded Tsetse fly through production of collars containing chemicals that repel the flies. Previously grazing especially near game parks has been a challenge due to Tsetse.

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  • Development of a management strategy for the Minkebe Forest in Gabon
    The project aims at working with all stakeholders (authorities, local communities and logging companies) to allow customary village hunting – only on foot – and within a distance of 15 km from the villages.

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  • Conservation of the Bismarck and Solomon Seas
    The Bismarck and Solomon Seas region covers 2000 km of coastline in New Guinea and a string of islands from the Bismarck archipelago to the Solomon Islands. It is of international, national and local significance in terms of marine biodiversity.

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  • Supporting growth and know how of African microfinance institutions
    SMARTRAC is a capacity building program designed for microfinance institutions that wish to improve their skills for managing and monitoring risks and sustainable performance.

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  • Peace and Security in Africa
    The European Union and the African Union (AU) concluded a financing agreement of € 300 million on the African Peace Facility (APF) at the margin of the 12th AU Summit. The peace facility is a major financing instrument of the joint Africa-EU strategy

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  • Sustaining the forest landscape in south-west Ethiopia
    The project seeks to maintain the forested landscape and ensure delivery of environmental services while improving livelihoods. It promotes sustainable forest management through local control, NTFP-development and carbon credit payments.

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  • POWER: Participation of women for equal representation
    Helping to guarantee the respect of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic processes in Swazi society by promoting political participation and representation of women in decision-making processes.

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  • Fiji School of Medicine Human Resource Development Programme
    The shortage of doctors and medical personnel throughout the Pacific ACP region has reached critical levels; therefore it is essential that the provision of vocational training in the health sector be improved.

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  • Promoting land and women rights in Red Sea State, Eastern Sudan
    The Abuhadia Association, an EC partner, engages in conflict resolution and addresses women's rights in Red Sea State, eastern Sudan. They are particularly active in anti-female genital mutilation awareness raising and promoting female education.

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  • Soutenir la politique des transports pour relancer l’économie
    L’Algérie a choisi de se tourner vers l’économie de marché et d’affronter le libre-échange Europe/Méditerranée. Moderniser les banques, les assurances, le marché financier et les organismes de tutelle est nécessaire pour l'expansion économique.

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  • Strengthening workers' rights through civil society
    A solid system of trade unions, labour rights and standards is important for the social, economic and political development of a country. Enhancing workers' rights in Eritrea through the trade union confederation is the central focus of this project.

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  • Poverty Reduction Programme in Jamaica
    In 2004, Hurricane Ivan ravaged Jamaica, causing extensive damage. A lack of access to basic quality infrastructure and a widespread feeling of helplessness currently exist among the poor communities. This project aims to respond to their needs.

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  • Réhabilitation d'une route pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire au Niger
    Grâce au soutien de la Commission Européenne, 119,4 km d'une route internationale du Niger a reçu un entretien. Plus d'un million de personnes bénéficieront de ce projet qui a permis l'augmentation des opportunités d’emploi et de revenus.

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  • ECOWAS Statistical Development Programme (ECOSTAT)
    The Economic Community of West African States Statistical Development Programme is an initiative to coordinate-harmonize the different statistical methods used by Member States. Evaluating compliance with the regional integration criteria is easier.

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  • Improving food security for households affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho
    The Food Facility Support Project implemented by the Lesotho Red Cross Society and supported by the European Union and the German Red Cross is aiming at improving food security for households affected by HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children i

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  • Improving food security of small cane planters in Mauritius
    This project aims at improving the competitiveness of sugarcane small landholders through their effective regrouping, in a bid to ensure the survival of the vulnerable planting community.

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  • Appui aux populations affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans la Région des Savanes au Togo
    Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales affectées par la hausse des denrées alimentaires, ainsi que à favoriser la création de mécanismes de résilience permettant de faire face aux chocs externes.

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  • Augmentation de la production rizicole au Mali
    Le Programme appui la politique sectorielle agricole du Mali, plus spécifiquement à la filière riz dans la zone de l’Office du Niger.

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  • Amélioration des conditions carcérales et réinsertion des personnes détenues à Madagascar
    Ce projet vise à améliorer les conditions carcérales en sorte qu'elles respectent les droits de l'homme et à promouvoir des activités de réinsertion sociale des détenus.

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  • Des restaurants pour bébés à Madagascar
    Le programme a mis au point une méthodologie de lutte contre la malnutrition à partir d'un réseau de restaurants pour bébés et de la fabrication locale d'un aliment de complément.

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  • Contribuer à réduire la pauvreté et l’insécurité alimentaire au Burundi
    Le projet contribue à réduire la pauvreté et l’insécurité alimentaire des ménages de 5 communes de la province Muyinga (Burundi).

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  • Supporting South Africa to address HIV and AIDS at universities
    This programme reduces the spread of HIV and AIDS in the higher education and mitigates its impact through panning and capacity development.

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  • Enhancing Livestock Production (ELP) to support vulnerable populations in Kenya affected by volatile food prices
    Managing livestock diseases is of critical importance for Kenya to combat rising levels of poverty in its arid lands, and capitalize on its huge livestock resource.

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  • Local Initiatives for Solar Electrification in Mauritania - PILES
    Through the PILES project, 400 households have received a solar kit providing them with light and 12V power. Two conservation centres and two multifunctional platforms allow villagers to get access to electricity and improve productivity.

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  • Msamala Sustainable Energy Project in Malawi
    The Msamala project seeks to improve access to and use of sustainable energy (solar PV, efficient stoves, solar driers) within the communities, initiate reforestation activities, and collaborate with institutions and communities on energy issues.

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  • Establishing community cooperatives for electricity services in the Dominican Republic
    The project focuses on the creation of community cooperatives in order to improve the governance of the electricity distribution company EDE Este. This is expected to be a key driver for the development of the area and consequently reducing poverty

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  • Improving access to energy services in Mozambique
    The project aim is to increase access to energy sources in the rural communities through the supply and installation of photovoltaic energy systems. The project targets households, small businesses, schools and health centres.

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  • Green Health – Back Yard Gardening to increase food production among vulnerable households in Malawi
    5 000 people living with HIV-AIDS in the Zomba District, are organised in "positive living" clubs which teach to produce more, diverse and nutritious food, to reduce losses of food to pests and to generate income to help them in periods of need.

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  • The Gola Rainforest: a new practical model for protected areas in post-conflict Sierra Leone
    Regular biodiversity surveys confirm the unique biodiversity value of this rainforest. Illegal activities remain significant threats offering prospects of quick gains to outsiders, whilst depriving local communities from their rights and dues.

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  • Strengthening consumer rights in Fiji through advocacy and enforcement of consumer protection Laws

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  • Improving sexual and reproductive health of uprooted communities in Sierra Leone
    The project aims to ensure that uprooted men, women and young people are able to realise their sexual and reproductive health rights, through increased access to family planning; capacity building of government health structures and education.

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  • Better food security by increasing farming production in Sierra Leone
    In response to the soaring global food prices experienced in 2008, a consortium of Concern Worldwide, COOPI and OXFAM implemented this project in Tonkolili, Kailahun and Kono districts of Sierra Leone from 2009 to 2011.

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  • Protected marine areas and fisheries in Sierra Leone
    Fisheries are crucial for food security, livelihoods and government revenue in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The project is drawing on community-based surveillance to tackle industrial and local illegal and unsustainable fishing.

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  • Child survival and development project in Kailahun district in Sierra Leone

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  • International Women's day 2009
    On the occasion of the Women's International Day in 2009, and for the third year running, EuropeAid launched a drawing competition in order to call on the children in third countries to express their vision of women/men

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  • Up-scaling Access to Integrated Modern Energy Services for Poverty Reduction, Tanzania
    This programme, developed from a pilot project, supports development of micro and small enterprises and improved livelihoods through increasing access to decentralised energy systems for electricity and motive power from sustainable energy resources.

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  • Understanding the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report
    The project seeks to improve understanding of climate change risks by policymakers through convening national level science-policy dialogues, creating communication strategies for climate change and conducting regional knowledge assessment.

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  • Climate change threatening communities in the Lake Victoria region, Tanzania
    The action promoted adaptation alternatives in the fishing communities of the Ukerewe District (Lake Victoria). It highlighted sustainability and environmental problems, provided communities with methodologies for changes in water level and quality.

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  • Building community roles and incentives in ecosystem conservation and management, Tanzania
    This project helps ensure key African ecosystems provide lasting conservation and livelihood benefits by strengthening policy and practice and the role of local communities in ecosystem management.

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  • Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
    Affordable HIV/AIDS care and support is provided to towns and villages in the four Indian states mostly affected by the disease. The project tackles stigma at a local level and helps to sustain a non-discriminatory schooling environment for children.

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  • Promotion de l'entrepreneuriat local chez les jeunes: un partenariat État et Société civile
    Le projet vise à répondre à une rélle nécessité de lutter contre le chômage dans les localités de Paúl et de Sao-Vicente à travers la promotion de l'accès à l'emploi et de l'entrepreneuriat.

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  • Green Screen
    Education and information platforms dedicated to environmental or sustainability issues are limited in Trinidad and Tobago. Sustain T&T used the entertainment medium of film to provide a platform to increase awareness of environmental issues

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  • Programme de Soutien aux Initiatives Culturelles Décentralisées (PSICD)
    L'objectif global du PSICD est une meilleure prise en charge du développement culturel dans sa double dimension: le développement des différents domaines des arts et de la culture considérés comme filières et le développement culturel local.

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Asia and Central Asia

  • Addressing the needs of the very vulnerable children and youth in five provinces of Afghanistan
    With more than 50% of the population under the age of 18, many Afghan lives have been shaped more by war than by stability and peace. This project aims at developing models of good social protection services for vulnerable children.

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  • An eco-friendly cultural heritage product in Indonesia and Malaysia
    Despite its cultural and local economic significance, batik production has a major impact on the environment, due mainly to the use of natural resources and chemical dies. the Clean Batik Initiative aims to achieve a cleaner production of batik.

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  • Reaching the Unreached in Odisha, India
    Sahyog aims to strengthen health systems to reduce the vulnerability of tribal communities to Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The project is being implemented in the districts of Odisha covering a tribal population of 1 300 000.

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  • A place for disability issues in the public health system of Gujarat, India
    The project helps health practitioners identify persons with disabilities and guide them towards public medical rehabilitation facilities. Health practitioners gain knowledge and the healthcare infrastructure is improved for people with disabilities.

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  • Planting seeds for a brighter tomorrow in Afghanistan
    Lack of access to quality planting material, poor post harvest handling facilities and outdated cultivation methods have resulted in poor yields. The EU funded project aims at addressing some of these issues.

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Latin America

  • Promoción de Negocios de Comercio Justo para Pequeños Productores Mexicanos
    La acción pretende mejorar las condiciones de vida de grupos de productores mexicanos mediante la generación de más y mejores accesos a mercados. Los mejores accesos al mercado generarán mejores y más estables ingresos para estos pequeños productores

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  • Children Carers Community Project in Chile
    For Chilean women the possibility of getting a job goes hand in hand with the issue of childcare. This is the issue tackled by the Children Caretakers Community Project in 4 communes of Santiago: Maipú, Huechuraba, San Miguel and Peñalolén.

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  • Educación en higiene y saneamiento en Centros Escolares rurales de El Salvador
    El proceso educativo se basa en la metodología "de niño a niño": éstos son formados, con apoyo de material didáctico apropiado, para difundir buenas prácticas entre sus padres.

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  • Supporting the Integral promotion of food and nutritional security in Nicaragua (PISA)
    The project was dedicated to three groups threatened by food and nutritional insecurity. Farmers who live in extreme poverty, rural households without access to productive agricultural land, where single mothers take care of the family.

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  • Torture prevention in Peru, Ecuador and Guatemala
    Practices of torture and inhumane treatment have reached alarming levels, constituting one of the main abuses against human dignity. The project's purpose is to diminish these practices through sensitisation and education.

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Neighbourhood and Russia

  • EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine
    Enhancing border and customs management capacities of Moldova and Ukraine, and helping against cross-border organised crime, via technical advice and support.

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  • Helping vulnerable mothers and their children in Russia
    The project is about the prevention of children from institutionalisation; supporting vulnerable mothers and preventing young child abandonment.

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  • Safer and better food in Ukraine
    Training carried out by EU experts is helping to protect Ukrainian public health and at the same time facilitating trade in meat and dairy products between Ukraine and the EU.

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  • Half a million Ukrainians make a stand against violence
    Funded by the EU, with the support of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, the campaign distributed 500,000 magenta bracelets across the country with the slogan “Stay Human” - to raise awareness and encourage resistance to domestic violence.

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  • South Sinai Regional Development Programme in Egypt
    Sheikh Sina is an initiative intended to equip Bedouin guides with hospitality management and language skills. The overall aim of the project is to improve mountain tourism operations in South Sinai by raising the quality of already existing hikes.

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