Budget support and dialogue with partner countries

Budget support and dialogue with partner countries

Today, the European Commission’s Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi, announced a €9.5 million budget support payment to H.E., Dr. Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan.  
Every day, around the world, countries move ahead towards the Sustainable Development Goals by working alongside the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
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Shukuma Mzansi - EU-South Africa policy dialogue on Community Arts Centres through a dialogue facility.
Life is no longer the same for the inhabitants close to the Natural National Park Macuira in the north of la Guajira. Hope for a better future has been revitalized through the Sustainable Local Development programme financed by the European Union and implemented by the Colombian Ministry of Environment and National Parks.
EU budget support is implemented in 90 countries or territories through 270 programmes, for a portfolio of EU 12.7 billion and payments amounting to EUR 1.8 billion in 2017. EU budget support is provided when relevant and credible policies are in place and implemented effectively. This report highlights progress achieved by partner countries towards the 17 SDGs and how EU budget support contributed to the success of their policies.
Under the Enabling Competitive Business Strategy, support was given to promising projects with export potential in the creative, culture and food processing sectors. The Tobago Good Foods project promoted food from producers that practice good agricultural and processing practices that respect the environment and promoted community and sustainable development.
Authors : Alain Charlet, Caroline Silberztein et Gérard Pointe Foreword, Abstract and executive summary, the main text is only available in French. In tax area, transfer pricing is a complex issue nevertheless still at the top of the international agenda since years. This study is based on the response to questionnaires sent to each of the fifteen ECOWAS member states tax administrations, as well as to several companies, international organisations and organisations of the civil society having a presence or activity in the sub-region.
The 2017 budget support guidelines reflect the new context framed by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2017 EU Consensus on Development. They incorporate lessons learned (e.g. in situations of fragility) and strengthened guidance (e.g. on domestic revenue mobilisation), while streamlining reporting requirements. They replace the 2012 guidelines in line with the 2011 Communication on budget support and related 2012 Council Conclusions.
L’association IMADEL appuie la représentativité des femmes dans les instances élues territoriales de la région de Marrakech. Elle s’adresse aux femmes futures candidates, conseillères dont elle renforce les capacités. Son action consiste également à sensibiliser les femmes, décideurs et décideuses politiques, médias et grand public sur l’importance de la participation politique des femmes. Bénéficiaire de cet appui, Aicha nous fait le récit de son parcours et de sa rencontre avec IMADEL.

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