5: Coordination and Complementarity of CSPs with National Development Priorities
The logic behind Country Strategy Papers is to allow partner countries to define their own development priorities. Yet, how do these mechanisms work in practice? The study will focus on coordination and complementarity and will provide a rich field for an in-depth look at the actual use of coordination mechanisms and task divisions in a field which is increasingly important to European policy makers.
Lead agency: United Kingdom
Partners: AIDCO, Belgium, Ireland
This evaluation seeks to assess to what extent and how the EC and EU MS apply the precepts of coordination and complementarity to the process of elaborating the Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) as well as similar papers on the part of the Member States and, and whether and how this contributes to align these to the strategic priorities of the partner countries.
The outcomes of the study should contribute to and allow for a joint learning process among the EC, member states and stakeholders in the South. They should incorporate the various constituencies’ perspectives on the 3Cs and inform a joint learning process between stakeholders in the EU MS, the EU institutions and partner countries.