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THE « NETWORKING » FOR EDUCATIVE GOVERNANCE: THE CASE OF HAITI

The « networking » process associated to a change of paradigm in the education sector can trigger a deep change in national educative processes and modalities Author: François Bernede The trainer-learner relationships have been historically formalized by the « educative institution », embodied by schools and universities, and have been strongly marked by hierarchical relationships (“top-down”) bet...[Read More]

1st WORLD FORUM ON URBAN VIOLENCE AND EDUCATION FOR COEXISTENCE AND PEACE

The initiative allowed developing brainstorming sessions about issues related to urban violence based on different approaches Authors: Arantxa León and Juncal Baeza On last April 19th, 20th and 21st, took place in Madrid the first World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace. This initiative, organized by the city of Madrid in collaboration with the city council of Paris, ...[Read More]

ENHANCEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES TO SERVE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The organization of an eight-month training cycle for seventy Haitian officials promises a tangible improvement of the public service’s functioning in the country Author: Françoise Brugerolle “Enhanced human resources to serve national development”, this is the main theme of the “UN Public Service Day” that will take place in June 2017. This initiative is sponsored by the United Nations: “All coun...[Read More]

THE REVOLUTION OF PRISON SYSTEM: THE APAC EXPERIENCE

A more effective alternative for the reinsertion and recuperation of prisoners Author: Fernando Varela For those who have been in contact with the reality of prison system in Latin America, the APAC [1] experience results even more surprising – if possible. In the vast majority of the prisons of this region, which embody the depths of human indignity, hundreds of people serve their sentences...[Read More]

HAITI AND THE CASE OF IVORY COAST TO CONSOLIDATE THE STATE

The exchange of experiences in the framework of a budget support implementation aimed to strengthen the Haitian State Author: Sylvie Conde The Republic of Haiti, considered as the first state of the free world, with the victory of Toussaint Louverture on Napoleon’s forces in 1804, went through a long period of political instability, which started with the dictatorship under Duvalier regime in 1957...[Read More]

TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES IN HONDURAS

The SDG 6 initiative: a framework of work to support the strengthening and sustainability of the water sector in Honduras. Author: Raúl Artiga Honduras offers an important water supply that represents a determining factor for its sustainable development. The Honduran territory is made up of 19 river basins discharging an average of 92,813 Mm3 of precipitation. The water network in the country and ...[Read More]

THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLITERACY IN MOROCCO

The contribution of the EU Support Programme and its Technical Assistance for the monitoring of this national strategy has allowed reaching tangible results Author: Claude Dalbera Considering the restrictions and risks, in terms of sustainability, related to the persistence of a massive illiteracy (32% of the population), Morocco has undertaken since 1999 the elaboration of an important public pol...[Read More]

NUDGES AS AN INNOVATIVE TOOL FOR PUBLIC POLICIES

They allow understanding better the human behaviour and innovating in the design of public policies Author: Cecilia Güemes (@CeciliaGuemes) If the authors of contractual politics theory were divided into who considered the man naturally good or bad, sociologists have discussed for years if the study of change had to be started by the structures or by the subjects. Social psychology and current beh...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 3

From regulatory compliance to quality of services: learning from the implementation of the Programme PASCAL  Author: Oscar Domenella In a previous publication we presented the strategy and approach that allowed the “leap” from the clientelist stage to the regulatory compliance phase in the municipalities affected by the Programme PASCAL, implemented in Dominican Republic. In this post, we will ana...[Read More]

THE ARDUOUS PATH TOWARD PEACE IN COLOMBIA

The role of development cooperation is key to progress in the Peace process and finally reach an agreement that can find greater acceptance Author: Erika Rodríguez Pinzón  The path toward peace in Colombia is not being a smooth process and it is hardly surprising: we cannot resolve a more than half a century long-standing conflict with a simple procedure. Peace, if we wish to make it sustainable a...[Read More]

SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES IN PUBLIC BIDS: BEYOND COMPANIES’ SELECTION CRITERIA

Awarding additional points to bidding companies for the social-environmental contents of their proposals is not the only option to reinforce the sustainability of public investment Author: Luis Sánchez Torrente The inclusion of social and environmental principles in public procurement and purchases processes is a well consolidated trend in several Spanish-speaking countries, as well as in other re...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 2

From clientelism to legal compliance: tactical gains and operative deficits Author: Oscar Domenella In our previous post dated June 28, we presented a set of ascending analytical categories that could be helpful when time comes to formulate strategic agendas for reform and modernization of local administrations, especially in Central American and Caribbean countries. In this post, relying on the e...[Read More]

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