International partners 'very important' for Cape Verde's development

“International partners are very important for Cape Verde’s development,” says Cape Verde’s Prime Minister José Maria Neves in this exclusive video interview.

In conversation with Devex Manager for Membership and Alliances Alexandre Cabaret at European Development Days 2013 in Brussels, Neves explains the “important role” played by EuropeAid and the west African archipelago’s other development partners towards truly sustainable development.

Neves recalls the “highly difficult” situation his country found itself in following independence in 1975 and explains how good governance has played a key role in the ongoing efforts towards socio-economic transformation.  

He makes mention of the Millennium Challenge Corp.’s commitment to a second compact through its Millennium Challenge Account as a “strong sign” of confidence in Cape Verde’s sustainable development, explaining the “highly rigorous” selection process, which includes indices on good governance, human development and investments in key sectors such as health and social security, education, and gender equality.


Watch the above video (in French) for more insights gleaned from our conversation.  

Devex was at European Development Days 2013. Check out our coverage of Europe’s leading global development event of the year.

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    Richard Jones

    In his role as Partnerships Editor Richard oversees editorial content for partner and client campaigns, leading a talented team of writers and editors, conducting high-level video interviews and moderating panels at events. Previously an associate editor, he covered the full spectrum of development aid in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Devex. Currently based in Barcelona, Richard brings to bear 14 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international development. His development experience includes stints in the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ecuador, as well as extensive work travel in Africa and Asia.