Common Country Assessment
Only a month after it was launched in April 2000, a fierce war between Ethiopia and Eritrea broke out prompting a colossal humanitarian crisis and social and economic destruction. Given this situation, it was natural for the Government of Eritrea and its development partners to turn their attention to the growing humanitarian emergency.
The Common Country Assessment (CCA) is a joint exercise by UN agencies in Bangladesh to assess the development situation of the country, and identify gaps and priorities that merit new or continued focus by the UN agencies under the forthcoming United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2001-2005.
The preparation of the CCA comes with on-going efforts to enhance collaboration and integration of UN system activities in the country.
UN Country Teams have greater flexibility to tailor UN supported analysis to country needs. (see chapter 2 of the 2007 CCA/UNDAF Guidelines ) The purpose of the UNCT’s analytical contribution is to strengthen country analytical processes and products, and thereby influence the priorities of the national development framework to be of high quality, and to reflect international norms and standards. The Common Country Assessment (CCA) is now one of several options for strengthening country analysis.