Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

Selected highlights

  • Discussion PaperAfrica’s Rising Middle Class amid Plenty and Extreme Poverty
  • 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
  • GREAT insights Magazine (October/November 2014)Economic Partnership Agreements and Beyond
  • Talking Points BlogShaping a Real European Foreign Policy: Challenges Ahead for Federica Mogherini
  • Briefing NotePlanting Seeds and Breaking Eggs: EU Delegations Dealing with Peace and Security – the Sahel Case and Beyond
  • Talking Points BlogNot the Climate Hero that the EU and the World Needs to Win the Battle Against Climate Change
  • Discussion PaperBringing Policy Coherence for Development into the Post-2015 Agenda
  • Talking Points BlogNew Deal for Fragile States Needs Time and Political Commitment to Flourish
  • 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?
  • GREAT insights Magazine (September 2014)Financing Development
  • Talking Points BlogIs Rising Africa Marginal in Malmström’s Thinking on European Trade Policy?
  • GREAT insights Magazine (October/November 2014)Economic Partnership Agreements and Beyond
  • Discussion PaperECOWAS and SADC Economic Partnership Agreement: A Comparative Analysis
  • Briefing NoteImplementing African Development Initiatives: Securing Alternative Financing for the Agenda 2063
  • ECDPM Informal High-Level Seminar ReportBeyond the 2014 Summit: Which Way Forward for EU-Africa Relations?
  • ReportThe Global Game Has Changed: What Role for Europe-Africa Relations?
  • Bulletin of Fridays of the Commission (AUC)Making EU-Africa Relations Future-Proof
  • Talking Points BlogHow can intra-African agricultural trade be tripled?
  • Discussion PaperRegional Food Security and Water in SADC
  • MultimediaUpdates on the CAADP Process in RECs - In 3 Minutes or Less
  • Talking Points BlogHow Can the Netherlands Most Effectively Contribute to Achieving Sustainable Food Systems?


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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Latest blog from Damien Helly

A Gentle Exchange or Agenda for Change in the Sahel? The Implementation Challenges

Damien Helly | 24 October 2014

In his latest blog, Damien Helly argues that in the Sahel it has been possible for the EU to align with countries’ national development strategies through the EU's Agenda for Change, its guiding development policy, although EU staff are aware that there will still be many bumps in the road ahead.

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Latest blog from Cecilia Gregersen

Predicting the Future of EU International Cooperation and Development

Cecilia Gregersen | 3 October 2014

In this blog, Andrew Sherriff and Cecilia Gregersen take a glimpse at the new International Cooperation and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica and asks what this appointment will mean for the future?

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Latest publication from Jean Bossuyt

Assessing the Uptake of Strategic Evaluations in EU Development Cooperation

Jean Bossuyt | 28 August 2014

In a new study on the uptake of strategic evaluations in EU development cooperation, the EU reviews how evaluations of long-term thematic and country strategies are used. The study was carried out by a team of ECDPM and ODI over the course of 2013 and is part of an on-going review of the EU’s external assistance architecture.

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Dossier: Why Europe’s Problems Need Global Solutions and Global Problems Need European Action

Last updated 23 October 2014

In September 2014, the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) published a memo to the new EU leadership. The report identifies five opportunities where the EU could make a difference in addressing global problems ..

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Dossier: Our work on the Sahel

Last updated 24 October 2014

ECDPM studies regional dynamics and the role of Europe in the Sahel region. We focus on existing regional strategies for the Sahel written by African and international organisations ..

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Dossier: European Report on Development (ERD)

Last updated 23 May 2014

The European Report on Development (ERD) 2014 aims to address ‘Financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context’ in order to bring the post-2015 finance and goal setting processes together ..

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Dossier: Africa-Europe relations

Last updated 20 June 2014

The aim of ECDPM is to facilitate efforts to revitalise and deepen relations between Europe and Africa in close cooperation between policy makers, policy analysts, experts and a diversity of non-state actor ..

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