Summary Report on the Consultative workshop on A Monitoring Process for the implementation of EPAs.
In the context of negotiating ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) there have been repeated calls for a monitoring mechanism. In 2005 EU Member States have committed themselves to closely monitor EPAs so they help achieve development objectives and to “establish and implement an improved monitoring mechanism against development objectives within the EPA process” (Council of the European Union, 2005).
Responding to these calls, the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the German Development Institution (DIE) have launched a joint activity that aims to elaborate options for monitoring the implementation and impacts of EPAs with key stakeholders from Europe and ACP countries. This activity is co-financed by the German Ministry for Development Cooperation.
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