FoRS – Czech Forum for Development Cooperation has recently published two papers, providing analyses in areas which have not been previously covered by extensive research in the Czech Republic.
The first one, "The Involvement of Development NGOs from Visegrad Countries in the Financial Instruments of the European Commission", was prepared in the framework of the joint Visegrad Group (V4) project “Contribution of Civil Society to the Visegrad Development Cooperation Effectiveness” to learn more about the involvement of V4 non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) in the European Commission (EC) financial instruments under Heading 4 of the current financial perspective (more specifically 2007–2010). Reflecting the inputs of the V4 national NGDO platforms (FoRS, HAND, MVRO, Grupa Zagranica), the report presents a relevant overview of the performance of V4 in the EC external action – development cooperation and humanitarian aid – in the period of 2007-2010.
The report can be downloaded
The second report, “Human Rights in the Context of Development Cooperation”, reflects to what extent human rights and human rights-based approaches (HRBA) are taken into consideration within the political and legislative framework of the Czech official development assistance. It also contains four case studies of projects implemented by FoRS member organizations, providing an analysis of the use of key human rights-based approaches to development. The paper was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the European Commission.
The English summary of the document is available here
The full text of the Czech document is available here
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