CONCORD, through its Funding for Development and Relief (FDR) working group, has compiled a Reader on the 2007 of the EuropeAid Grant Standard Contract for external actions (December 2008).

By identifying both weaknesses and examples of positive experiences, it is hoped that the monitoring process can help foster good management practices in a sustainable way. This fourth report uses testimonies submitted by CSOs and their partners, of examples of both good and bad practice covering the years 2009 and 2010. It continues the approach agreed by the FDR, that depositions from CSOs would remain anonymous, and that specific EU delegations would not be linked to cases. This report focuses principally on issues concerning contract management, and should be read in tandem with the second CONCORD report, examining calls for proposals for the same period.