Governance in " fragile " states

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]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 4

THE FINAL STAGE: municipalities as local development agents [1]. Author: Oscar Domenella In the previous publication, we presented the strategy and approach through which it is possible to “leap” from the normative compliance stage to the quality of services’ phase in the municipalities involved by the PASCAL Programme, implemented in Dominican Republic. In the current post, we will analyze, in th...[Read More]

IS LOCAL GOVERNABILITY PROGRESSING IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

The challenges faced by Dominican local governments require a greater concertation and determination of central, local and civil society powers. Author: Alice Auradou The lack of transparency during the administration of scarce public funds by the Dominican local governments, associated to the breach in fulfilling regulations and procedures, a phantom autonomy, expenses influenced by clientelism a...[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]

TOWARDS A TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FOR MIGRANTS?

Despite the continuous growth of migrants’ percentage all over the world, the definition of a transnational social protection system is still incipient Authors: Verónica Redrobán Herrera & Daniela Paredes Grijalva According to United Nations, there are currently 214 million of migrant people in the world, and this number should be increased by almost 50% by 2050. If this trend involves people ...[Read More]

INSPIRING PRINCIPLES OF THE PENITENTIARY SYSTEM

From the guarantee of security to the stimulation of captives’ responsibility Author: Julio Fernández The notion of penitentiary disciplinary system encompasses a set of norms regulating the infractions that captives can commit, derived from the compliance of the internal system’s norms, and the sanctions which can be imposed after the perpetration of these disciplinary offences, with the aim to g...[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]

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]

STORYTELLING AS A TECHNIQUE TO PRESENT AND TRANSMIT MESSAGES

Storytelling technique, which allows transmitting messages appealing to the emotions of readers, is particularly successful applied to the field of development cooperation. Author: Juncal Baeza Storytelling is a term which makes reference to the art of telling stories. Over the last years, its perception as a tool applicable to all forms of communication has been reinforced. It has been employed m...[Read More]

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