|dc.description.abstract||October 31, 2004 marked the end of the Financing Agreement of the Pan-African
Programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE) signed in August between the
European Union and the Organisation of African Unity (which is now the African Union
since September 1999) but an extension of the programme until February 2007 was
approved on October 5, 2004.
The month of October 2004 can be considered as the end of a first phase of the
PACE programme which began in November 1999 with the Financing Agreement
becoming effective. This period lasted five years and was marked by the launch of
PACE at regional and national levels, the progressive implementation of planned
activities to reach a certain number of results. This period is full of teachings and it is
interesting to make an initial assessment.
This is the aim of this report which assesses the implementation of the PACE
programme from the standpoint of those actors who participated in programme
coordination at the regional level for West and Central African countries.
The report provides background information on the PACE programme (objectives,
organization) and analysis of the main results achieved at the regional and national