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Séminaire de lancement du jumelage "Renforcement des capacités d’élaboration et de mise en œuvre des politiques agricoles et rurales du Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche"

In January 2011, the Office of the EU Representative to the West Bank, Gaza Strip and UNRWA launched a
mapping study on civil society organisations (CSOs) in Palestine1. The study was finalised in May 2011. In
October 2014 a second study aimed at updating and widening the mapping study of 2011 was launched with
the support of the EU’s Civil Society Facility South programme. The research work was finalised in December
2014. Its main findings are outlined in this report. The two studies have been carried out within the framework
of the EU policies for supporting civil society in partner countries. Such policies, particularly after the “Arab
Spring” in 2011, have been increasingly focused on supporting the engagement of civil society organisations in
policy dialogue and in governance, not merely as partners in project and programme implementation, but as
partners in policy making and management of public resources; thus recognising both the legitimacy and the
capacity of CSOs to play an autonomous and active role in partnership with public institutions and other actors.
The study’s theoretical framework is based on a set of concepts and analytical tools aiming at: identifying the
main actors involved in civil society development, analysing the dynamics and processes in which CSOs are
involved and singling out the main capacity building and institutional development needs of CSOs. The study
focused not only on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), but on a wider and multifaceted universe
of organisations that can be analysed through four main organisational levels: the grassroots organisations
and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) (first level), NGOs and other intermediary organisations (second
level), and then the local, thematic and national platforms (third and fourth levels).
From the methodological perspective, the mapping is characterised by some specific main features, including:
a participatory approach; the integration of both quantitative and qualitative information; the integration
of “factual elements” (processes, situations, resources, actions, etc.) and “cognitive elements” (such as the
representations of reality, the objectives and goals of stakeholders, their expectations, etc.), and finally the
capitalisation of existing knowledge and information. A variety of information sources have been used, including
documentary sources, consultation activities such as individual interviews, focus group meetings and
workshops, and questionnaire – based surveys.

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In January 2011, the Office of the EU Representative to the West Bank, Gaza Strip and UNRWA launched a
mapping study on civil society organisations (CSOs) in Palestine1. The study was finalised in May 2011. In
October 2014 a second study aimed at updating and widening the mapping study of 2011 was launched with
the support of the EU’s Civil Society Facility South programme. The research work was finalised in December
2014. Its main findings are outlined in this report. The two studies have been carried out within the framework
of the EU policies for supporting civil society in partner countries. Such policies, particularly after the “Arab
Spring” in 2011, have been increasingly focused on supporting the engagement of civil society organisations in
policy dialogue and in governance, not merely as partners in project and programme implementation, but as
partners in policy making and management of public resources; thus recognising both the legitimacy and the
capacity of CSOs to play an autonomous and active role in partnership with public institutions and other actors.
The study’s theoretical framework is based on a set of concepts and analytical tools aiming at: identifying the
main actors involved in civil society development, analysing the dynamics and processes in which CSOs are
involved and singling out the main capacity building and institutional development needs of CSOs. The study
focused not only on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), but on a wider and multifaceted universe
of organisations that can be analysed through four main organisational levels: the grassroots organisations
and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) (first level), NGOs and other intermediary organisations (second
level), and then the local, thematic and national platforms (third and fourth levels).
From the methodological perspective, the mapping is characterised by some specific main features, including:
a participatory approach; the integration of both quantitative and qualitative information; the integration
of “factual elements” (processes, situations, resources, actions, etc.) and “cognitive elements” (such as the
representations of reality, the objectives and goals of stakeholders, their expectations, etc.), and finally the
capitalisation of existing knowledge and information. A variety of information sources have been used, including
documentary sources, consultation activities such as individual interviews, focus group meetings and
workshops, and questionnaire – based surveys.


Contrat de services pour l'entretien et la maintenance des groupes électrogènes des logements et bureaux de la Délégation de l'Union européenne - EEAS-020-DELBENC-SER-DIR-2016

The European Union (EU) has allocated another EUR 7.5 million (USD 8.4 million) in response to the deteriorating food insecurity situation in Zimbabwe. This brings the total contribution by the EU and its Member States for drought relief to more than EUR 100 million – and comes just weeks before the peak impact of El Niño is expected to hit the country.

Harare, 16 November 2016

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