Evaluating Coordination, Complementarity and Coherence in EU Development Policy

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Joint Evaluation
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This evaluation is one of a series of joint evaluation studies that were initiated by the Heads of European Union Member States’ evaluation services and the European Commission(EUHES). The evaluations aim at assessing the role played by the Maastricht Treaty precepts of coordination, complementarity and coherence in the European Commission (EC) and the EU Member States’ development cooperation policies and operations.This particular evaluation focused on coordination and complementarity of Europeanassistance to local development. The first main finding of this evaluation study is that the systems, behaviours and policies set up to manage the performance of coordination are very much relationship and context-based.

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