The study focused on the efficiency and effectiveness of European Commission cooperation with NGOs, and the transparency of EC-NGO cooperation (extent of publication of information on beneficiaries of EC funding and use by NGOs of the EC Register of Interest Representatives. Contributed detailed analysis of NGO funding from several Commission Directorates General. Made recommendations on … Read more
This project assessed the organic standards and control systems of countries in Latin America and Asia seeking recognition of the equivalence of their organic standards & systems with those of the European Union. Roderick Ackermann developed the technical proposal and was responsible for the coordination of experts and quality assurance of numerous outputs.
The study reviewed the impact of tax havens, secrecy jurisdiction, and similar structures on the EU. It concluded that the availability of these structures constrains the EU budget and undermines the fiscal recovery of EU Member States. They distort markets by conferring advantages on large companies that engage in transfer pricing. The study recommended the … Read more
This study looked at the transparency of EU funding awarded to NGOs, and the accountability of NGOs. In particular, the study looked at the ‘traceability’ and ‘identifiability’ of EU funding from the public perspective following the transfer of funds from the Commission to grantees. It also considered to what extent ‘big NGO players’ comply with … Read more
Contributed to the evaluation with the participatory development of a theory of change and revised logical framework to support the strategic coherence of diverse MIEUX activities around the world.