EC Workshop on Technical Cooperation Reform and Capacity Development

This event aimed to strengthen the technical cooperation reform process of the EC and to take stock of currently achieved results, to look at selected cases from the EC and other organisations, to discuss how a new approach to TC can effectively contribute to CD, and to identify messages to be taken forward at the High-Level Forum in Busan, Korea, in November 2011.

Specifically, the objectives of the workshop were:

  1. Review experiences in the implementation of technical cooperation reforms under the auspices of the EC’s Backbone Strategy on Technical Cooperation reform as well as the European Union’s Operational Framework on implementing the aid effectiveness agenda;
  2. Explore and reflect on a variety of approaches and methods for addressing capacity development as a more fundamental transformational process and strategic objective of development assistance;
  3. Identify lessons and formulate messages on capacity development that can inform wider preparations for Busan.

Complete information about the workshop and its outcomes are available from the EC Capacity4Dev web site at:

Event details
Monday, 4 July, 2011 - Tuesday, 5 July, 2011
Event type: 
Major global event