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Development Cooperation - German Contribution (GIZ) - Robert Glass - Project Manager


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This session will review the development cooperation provisions of the EPA Agreement and examine the role of the institutions charged with the responsibility of the provision of development assistance. This discussion should emphasize the need for strategic planning when requesting assistance or cooperation and the importance of technical assistance utilized for capacity building.

Presentation by Robert Glass - Executive Project Manager - EPA Implementation Support Project

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Development Cooperation - German Contribution (GIZ) - Robert Glass - Project Manager

  1. 1. EPAThe German Contribution Technical EPA Workshop Antigua 11th March 2011 Robert Glass, Project Manager,German International Cooperation (GIZ)
  2. 2. Aid for Trade (AfT) 2005: Inclusion of aid issues into the declaration of the WTO Ministerial Meeting in Hong Kong for - Trade related assistance (TRA) - Trade policy and regulations - Trade related infra structure - Building productive capacities - Trade related adjustments - Other trade related needs Global AfT contributions of the European Union: € 2 billion (2010) By the Community: € 1 billion Direct funding member states : €1 billion, thereof Germany € 200 million 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite22 Seite
  3. 3. AfT Qualitative Elements: Paris Declaration on Aid effectiveness Pro poor focus Empowerment of women Environmental, social and economic sustainability Stakeholder participation Complementary cooperation between donors 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite33 Seite
  4. 4. Ending 2008, the German Federal Ministry of Internat. Cooperationand Development earmarked € 6 Mio for TA supporting thedevelopment friendly implementation of the EPA. SME level approach:  Cross sector Training program for SME in cooperation with Caribbean Export and CAIC(€ 1 Mio) Meso- and Macro level approach:  TA and capacit building for regional and national institutions (€3.9 Mio) Macro Level:  TA to the OTN for specific subjects (€ 0.5 Mio),  TA for CROSQ, development of quality infrastructure and certification systems (€ 1 Mio) 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite44 Seite
  5. 5. The GTZ EPA Implementation Support Project Objective: Relevant regional and national institutions contribute to the development-friendly implementation of the CARIFORUM-EC Economic Partnership Agreement 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite55 Seite
  6. 6. Private sector components: TA for 3 sector specific instruments in cooperation with Caribbean Export - Facilitating dialog for Mutual Recognition Agreements for professional services (Architects, Health and Wellness) - Guideline development and TA to selected CSI“s and establishment of the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (CNSC) - Capacity building for value chain development (Food & Beverage) - Standards and trade development for alternative energies Support for Public Private Partnerships (PPP), (50/50 contributions for training, capacity building, TA)Governmental components: CB and TA related to implementation issues (EPA units) Awareness building and public/private dialog 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite66 Seite
  7. 7. Private Sector Donor Group (PSDG) Since February 2010 donors coordinate regional and national contributions for private sector development of the Eastern Caribbean countries and in part for CARICOM member states. WB, IADB, CDB, UNDP, EC, DfID, CIDA, GIZ Development of a donor matrix for aid effectiveness: - Improvement of alignment and harmonisation - Increase ownership on regional and national level - Result oriented Management and Monitoring 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite77 Seite
  8. 8. Challenges:  Regionally overlapping agreements (CSME, CARICOM DR, CAFTA-DR)  Complex agreement, private sector needs to be informed and invited to define priorities for implementation Break the EPA down to a praxis related level...  Transformation of development needs into project formulation  Institutional setup and capacity development (i. e. Coatitions of Service Industries, national buros of standards, EPA units, regional private sector associations)  Ensure sustainability of developments on entrepreneur level 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite88 Seite
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention. Kontakt: Internet: 15.03.2011 15.03.2011 Seite99 Seite