The report proposes a range of recommendations to the European Commission and the EU Delegations, designed to help improve the quality of the work of CSOs and EU Delegations. This is why issues that regularly cause problems are identified, and general solutions that would improve good practice are proposed.

CONCORD’s 2012 EU Delegation Watch report (previously called the Deconcentration Monitoring Report) finds in its 5th edition that:

  • EU Delegations lack transparency and predictability in handling calls for proposals
  • Delays through all project phases hamper efficiency of development aid projects delivered by CSOs
  • Monitoring activities by EU Delegations of development projects suffer from limited preparation and lack of feedback for CSOs

We hope that by identifying both weaknesses and examples of positive experiences, the monitoring process can lead to good and sustainable management practices.