Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

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  • PublicationMonitoring the EU-CARIFORUM EPA: Where Are We and What Are the Next Steps?
  • Press ReleaseACP-EU Re-examine Long-standing Partnership, as New ACP Secretary General Announced
  • Talking Points BlogLeaving No One Behind
  • VideoAfrica and Europe Combatting Climate Change Towards a Common Agenda in 2015
  • Talking Points BlogEuropean Contribution to Stability and Development Through External Cultural Action
  • Talking Points BlogCreating More Synergies Between CSDP Missions and EU Development Programmes
  • Talking Points BlogFinishing the Job and Building Bridges to the Future
  • Talking Points BlogLeaving No One Behind
  • GREAT insights Magazine (December 2014/January 2015)Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
  • Briefing NoteWhat EU Comprehensive Approach? Challenges for the EU Action Plan and Beyond
  • Talking Points BlogA Step in the Right Direction for the EU’s Fight Against Ebola
  • Talking Points BlogAddressing Peace, Security and State Fragility – How Can the EU Do Better?
  • PublicationMonitoring the EU-CARIFORUM EPA: Where Are We and What Are the Next Steps?
  • Talking Points BlogRegional Integration (Part 2) – Ubuntu in a Cui Bono World?
  • Talking Points Blog3 Priorities for a Successful 2015 Financing for Development Conference
  • Talking Points BlogSpatial Inclusion in Africa – It’s Still Political
  • Briefing NoteImplementing African Development Initiatives: Securing Alternative Financing for the Agenda 2063
  • Talking Points BlogAfrica’s Perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Talking Points BlogThe Future Belongs to Africa If..
  • Briefing NoteHow Does Africa Speak with One Voice?
  • Talking Points BlogDutch Priorities for its Contribution to Global Food Security Taking Shape
  • Talking Points BlogPublic-Private Cooperation for Development: a Working-Together-Apart Relationship
  • Talking Points BlogFive Points to Take Away from the ICN2
  • Discussion PaperStrengthening Policy Coherence for Development in Switzerland - The Case of Food Security


The ECDPM Talking Points blog aims to deepen the dialogue on policy issues, and get to the heart of the matter in an honest and concise way.

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GREAT insights is ECDPM’s monthly magazine with a focus on issues related to Governance, Regional integration, Economics, Agriculture and Trade.

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The Weekly Compass, ECDPM’s weekly newsletter, is a rich source of information for policy makers, analysts, activists and the private sector.

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The Filter gives you the most relevant international cooperation news – over 500 sources are scanned daily to help busy policy-makers stay up to date.

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Latest publication from Rebecca Ramsamy

How Does Africa Speak with One Voice?

Rebecca Ramsamy | 4 December 2014

This video guide and accompanying Briefing Note explain how African leaders came to a common position on aid effectiveness, climate change and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Latest blog from Jeske van Seters

Dutch Priorities for its Contribution to Global Food Security Taking Shape

Jeske van Seters | 12 December 2014

This week, the Dutch Parliament debated the Dutch approach to contribute to global food security. The discussion was based on a letter sent to Parliament by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the Minister of Agriculture on 18 November 2014. Jeske van Seters blogs that the letter very much reflects the spirit of the broader Aid, Trade and Investment Agenda issued in April last year.

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Latest blog from Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

3 Priorities for a Successful 2015 Financing for Development Conference

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl | 12 December 2014

Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl puts forward 3 things that he thinks are necessary for making the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD) in July 2015 a success.

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Dossier: The future of ACP-EU relations post-2020

Last updated 15 December 2014

This dossier gives an overview of ECDPM publications and analytical resources from recent years – covering issues of relevance to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement and ACP-EU relations, including the reflections on the future of relations between the partners, but also the political, development and trade aspects of the relationship.

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Dossier: FAQ – Economic Partnership Agreements

Last updated 30 October 2014

What are Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)? Who is concerned so far? What do EPAs cover? Find out in our dossier 'Frequently Asked Questions on Economic Partnership Agreements'.

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Dossier: Our work on the Sahel

Last updated 31 October 2014

ECDPM studies regional dynamics and the role of Europe in the Sahel region. To stay up-to-date with our work, read our latest publications and blogs in our Sahel dossier.

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Dossier: European Report on Development (ERD)

Last updated 30 October 2014

The upcoming European Report on Development (ERD) aims to address financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context. Learn more or see past ERD editions in our dossier.

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