a thought…

October 9, 2007

the key issues for a successful technical assistance programme (under my point of view) are:

  1. needs assessment
  2. strategy
  3. implementation: cooperation with other agencies.
    1. if we want impact: only long term projects, in order to give the sufficient inertia for them to run independently (minimum 5 years)
    2. only projects above 1.000.000 us.
    3. have a reliable full-time local focal point.

if you can not have them all, then do not take the project.

for bigger impact, when sector related activities, then choose market driven approaches:

example: product development, marketing and tackle all value chain. the countries, regions and sectors are chosen following this criteria and not on the other way around.

a sector is not an independent entity

just some thoughts….

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