assistance technique perlée

07:17 Aug 5, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Engineering (general)
French term or phrase: assistance technique perlée
I am struggling with perlée here. Does it mean 'short-term'? staggered?

Thank you in advance :)
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Assistance technique perlée à la mise en œuvre du projet d’appui à la décentralisation dans la région de Koulikoro (PADKII) et du projet d’appui institutionnel au MATCL pour le pilotage stratégique de la décentralisation/déconcentration

http://www.ietd.net/references/fiche20121


L'expert 2 est également appelé à un rôle transversal. Il devra, en collaboration étroite avec l'expert 1
et l'expert 3, contribuer au renforcement des capacités des acteurs appuyés et spécifiquement celles
du CeFAL, institution dédiée à la formation des acteurs locaux (agents et élus). Il exercera ses
fonctions durant les 48 mois du projet à titre d'expert semi-permanent ("assistance technique perlée").

http://www.vng-international.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/S...
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2intermittent technical assistance
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Summary of reference entries provided
Larouse, fwiw
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
intermittent technical assistance


Explanation:
The term "perlé" was used a lot to describe the recent nationwide train strike in France. It describes a repeated pattern of a few days on, a few days off. https://www.lci.fr/societe/greve-sncf-6-7-juillet-2018-le-ca...
The Guardian chose the term "intermittent" to describe this type of strikes calendar
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/04/french-governm...

From the info you have given us here, "intermittent " is a likely candidate.
By the way, "perlée" as in a string of pearls, on/off, if you see what I mean.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ph-b: « L’assistance technique...peut être perlée : plusieurs missions de courte durée, entrecoupées de périodes de travail à distance ou non. » (http://www.tsfwca.org/comm.php?tsfwca=eat_ct&ct=MODAL). Note: LCI got « grève perlée » wrong: sthg else entirely.
3 hrs
  -> "Grève perlée" is the term that was used throughout the months of the intermittent - and planned - train strike earlier this year. What did LCI get wrong with their use of the term?

agree  Dr Lofthouse
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33 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Larouse, fwiw

Reference information:
perler [pεrle] (vieilli)
verbe transitif conjugaison
[travail] to execute perfectly

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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Yolanda Broad
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