To improve the delivery of Spain’s development aid, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, or AECID, plans to recruit more experts, the agency’s chief said Wednesday (April 13).
AECID Director Francisco Moza told the Spanish Senate’s development cooperation committee that his agency is seeking to increase the quantity and quality of experts either in the headquarters or on the ground in the areas of gender, environment, education, water and sanitation, and rural development.
Moza also said an AECID internal review will bring forth a new management contract for Spanish development cooperation over the next four years. The new management contract will support new partnerships with recipients of Spanish development aid, of which four have already been signed while another 16 are in the works.
Southern Mediterrenean countries will be a focus of Spain’s development assistance this year, Moza added.
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