Nile Cooperation Lessons for the World and Lessons from the World for the Nile Basin

The flag ship paper examines the emergence of cooperation in the Nile under the NBI. This is followed by a series of lessons learnt to date focusing on four core areas: 1) Ensuring linkage between levels and sectors, including a specific focus on the need for closer connection between regional processes of cooperation and national political-economic environments; 2) the need for ‘smart approaches’ at different scales, including connection across sectors to achieve multiplier effects, linking many smaller efforts into a broader vision and applying principles of subsidiarity; 3) empowering institutions and Stakeholders, including regional cooperation mechanisms, and working effectively with external development partners; and lastly, but perhaps most important, 4) establishing understanding and trust, through both ensuring transparency and achieving broadbased stakeholder engagement.

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