Investing in People

Report
Investing in People
2007 - 2013
Purpose of thematic programme
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Supplementary instrument to country programmes for
EC development assistance in the area of human and
social development
To support activities at the regional and global levels,
through partnerships, innovative and catalytic measures
and other development measures to the benefit of
countries with most critical MDGs
Based on the DCI regulation (Art. 12); thematic
strategy provides multi-annual guidance (2007 – 2013)
and is subject to the MTR
Thematic areas
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Determined by policy frameworks and strategies
developed or in the process of being developed
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Good health for all
Education, knowledge and skills
Gender equality
Other aspects of human and social development
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Thematic areas - health
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Most crucial areas, where additional assistance is
required to reach the MDGs
Human resource crisis in health – limits the
ability of developing countries to deliver health
care services; other HSS thematic areas
Leading poverty-related diseases – undermine
overall development efforts; non-communicable
diseases
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Thematic areas - education
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Two track approach focusing on:
Increasing enrolment rates and promoting
equal access to quality education among boys
and girls
Creating conditions for better access to
vocational and skills training
Additional financing for national strategies;
policy dialogue at regional level
Thematic areas – gender equality
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Supplements activities pursued under the other
area of the thematic programme (gender equality
= cross cutting issues)
Mainly support of advocacy, policy
development, capacity building, support and
monitoring activities
Specific themes to be elaborated in annual
action programmes (e.g. women’s property
rights, FGM, etc.)
Thematic areas – other areas
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Covers wide area of additional development
areas, where strategic and policy frameworks will
be completed in 2007
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Decent work, employment and social cohesion
Children and youth
Culture
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Financial allocation
2007 - 2013
Health
Education
Gender
Other
Cont/adm
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DCI perspective 2007 – 2013 = € 1.060 billion
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Health (55%); Education (12%); Gender (5 %); Other
(21%); Contingency and Administration (7%)
Comparison with 2003 - 2006
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Shift from focusing almost exclusively on health
agenda to pursuing much broader approach to
human and social development
Reduction in health by 23% (crucial issues, EC
credibility/value added, strategic partnerships)
Education financing increased 15 times
Gender equality financing triples (on top of
heavy cross cutting under all areas)
1/5 of all financing for new policy areas
Implementation
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Stronger focus on strategic interventions (global
and strategic partnerships – involvement in
governance)
Calls for proposals reserved for areas where civil
society participation is crucial
MDG based – focus on countries with worst
MDG indicators (except for ENPI)
More specific details to be presented in annual
action programmes
Implementation modalities
2007 - 2010
90
80
70
60
Direct agreements (mil.
50
EUR)
40
Calls for proposals (mil.
EUR)
30
20
10
0
07
08
09
10
Examples of programmes (2009)
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b)
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Direct agreements – GFATM, FTI, GAVI
Calls for proposals
Supporting civil society organisations in their efforts
to fight adult women's illiteracy and promoting
women's property ownership
Capacity Development and Advocacy on sexual and
reproductive health and rights policies
Accès à la culture locale, protection et promotion de
la diversité culturelle
MTR: Goals
Determine whether priorities should be
modified
 Determine whether value added can be
strengthened
 Determine whether impact and visibility can be
increased
 Develop MIP 2011 – 2013
State of play: approval process
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Policy developments & implications
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a)
b)
Range of thematically focused policies (HRH,
Rights of Child, Gender equality, Culture)
Broad aid effectiveness policies (budget
support, division of labour, joint programming)
Implications for IIP’s contribution – principles
for action in two areas:
Contribution to global and regional initiatives
Strengthening of civil society at country level
(links with regional and global networks)
Implementation: Lessons Learned
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Merging funding to achieve visible impact;
focusing on limited number of priorities per
year
ENPI countries – earmarking without separate
action (unless desirable)
Complementarity with other financing
instruments and MSs (joint programming with
MS)
Programming priorities 2011 - 2013
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To follow the existing strategy with new policy development and
implementation experience in mind
Health (HRH and other areas of HSS, Communicable diseases,
SRHR, neglected and non-communicable diseases; access to
medicines = intra-ACP)
Education (basic and TVET; higher = intra-ACP); proposal for
funding increase
Gender = cross-cutting issue (mainstreaming) + additional
action (women’s rights, economic and social empowerment);
proposal for funding increase
Other aspects of human and social development (employment,
children, culture)

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