Technical Cooperation: Case stories

  • Access to safe drinking water is a key factor in the economic and social development of any country. Zambia has a population of 13.5 million people and an urbanization rate of 39 percent, but as recently as 2006 only two-thirds of the country’s urban population had access to safe drinking...
  • When the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government introduced the Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Government in 1995, it decentralized responsibility for service delivery. The new law set in train a complex reform process that has gathered considerable momentum in recent years. AusAID has...
  • In 2009, the chance of children in Guinea-Bissau attending school was 76 percent, with a 48 percent chance of completing basic education and a 17 percent chance of completing secondary education. Of all children enrolled in first grade, more than half either had to repeat the year or dropped out....
  • The Ecuadorian Agency for International Cooperation (AGECI) was founded in 2008 as the guiding agency of the Ecuadorean International Cooperation System (SECI). Prior to the founding of AGECI, Ecuador had limited capacity to manage aid resources due to a lack of coordination amongst government...
  • Despite the disruptions caused by 25 years of conflict in Afghanistan, Government ministries still continued to function and employed civil servants. However, they lacked the capacity to conduct common institutional functions, such as planning, financial management, procurement, and human resource...
  • The expansion and modernization of the Panama Canal and the so-called mega-projects in early 2000 were seen by Panama as great opportunities. At the same time, the government was aware that, consistent with the national human development framework, any of the economic gains from these initiatives...
  • Around the world, the challenge of achieving the MDGs while dealing with climate change relies increasingly on wellfunctioning multi-disciplinary and composite institutions. In some cases, such institutions are created ex-novo as coordinating agencies; in other countries and contexts, existing...
  • Uruguay, país de 3,4 millones de habitantes y 176.215 km2, con alto IDH (0,865), tiene un Parlamento de gran popularidad, confianza y legitimidad. Un programa de asistencia técnica inteligente y económico fortaleció este pilar de Gobernabilidad Democrática, generando vías de cooperación. El...
  • The EcoPlata Program represents a long-term initiative aimed at strengthening institutions, the researchers, managers and public in general, in all issues relative to Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Uruguay. EcoPlata promotes an inter-institutional process with public participation towards a...
  • In 2002 government of Caazapá department and municipalities started a learning and capacity building process for regional development, which converted them in acceptable partners of businessmen. Successful implementation of PPP agriculture value chains were replicated over the years now supported...