Best Practice in Development Cooperation
The 2008-2010 pilot phase for the English-speaking Port Management Programme, was positively evaluated by the stakeholders and by Irish Aid (the programme’s main donor). Irish’s Aid’s Review Team concluded that “the partnership between Irish Aid, Dublin Port Company, UNCTAD and the participating ports is an example of best practice in development cooperation”.
The Irish government has been supporting the PMP since 2007 renewing it’s commitment every year based on performance report and results-based management in-line with UN best practices for technical cooperation.
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“Irish Aid is pleased to have supported the English-speaking network of the Port Management Programme since its launch in 2007. We have seen first-hand the commitment of ports from across the island of Ireland who provide expert support; the port managers who have participated; and the UNCTAD personnel who run the Programme. The Programme remains a strategic and relevant response to the challenges and growing trade opportunities of developing countries.”
Quote from Irish Aid: Mary Barrett (Assistant Principal, Multilateral Section, Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2018)