The objective of this paper is to introduce the reader to the sector-specific applications of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), namely health. In order for advocacy action to be successful, the agents working for increased efficiency of the PRSP process have to know the opportunities and difficulties pertaining to these two sectors of societal development. Each sector has its own specific realities and corresponding analytical and theoretical underpinnings. What follows are overviews of key actors’ approaches to the improvement of health services delivered to the poor within the context of PRSP processes. In turn, the improved health conditions will contribute to the more sustained livelihood and poverty reduction.

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Ida Manton and Raymond Saner, Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND, Geneva-Skopje, 2017

As our world is globalizing by the day, so are the threats to security. The methodology for mutual cooperation suggested in the Helsinki Final Act is no longer enough and does not bring many of the existing conflicts to an end. The good faith of Helsinki that expected the countries to”…equally endeavour, in developing their cooperation, to improve the well-being of peoples and contribute to the fulfilment of their aspirations through, inter alia, the benefits resulting from increased mutual knowledge and from progress and achievement in the economic, scientific, technological, social, cultural and humanitarian fields”. What needs to be taken into consideration are the challenges when countries do not fulfil these expectations. This paper will look into the reasons for such non-compliant behaviours and offer ideas for possibilities to change such practices of non-compliance.

Ida Manton and Raymond Saner, Diplomacy Dialogue, Geneva-Skopje, 2017

This research paper looks into the potential that the Aarhus Centres have as CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) and provides comparative analysis of their effectiveness in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. The authors provide accounts of the successes that the Aarhus Centres have had in the region and discuss what can be done better across a few sectors: interstate cooperation on global issues, cross border knowledge-sharing, raising public awareness and engaging youth and women in environmental activities.

20171221 OSCEReport on OSCE Confidence Building in the Economic and Environmental Dimension published on 13 December 2017