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Selected highlights

  • StudyDoes the EU have the right instruments to finance assistance in protracted crises and the needs of the upper middle income countries?
  • PaperMatching means to priorities: Challenges for EU-Africa relations in 2017
  • BlogEight notable moments for Europe and Africa: Looking back at 2016 and ahead to 2017
  • BlogTaking steps ahead: Towards a new vision for migration in 2017
  • EventDebate with Neven Mimica on the future of European development policy
  • BlogThere is more to the African Union than meets the eye
  • Conference reportWhy do we need the African Union?
  • BlogManaging European talent in EU external action: Hasn’t Brexit already served as a wake-up call?

GREAT Insights
magazine

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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Weekly Compass
newsletter

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

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Talking Points
blog

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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Latest paper from Paulina Bizzotto Molina

Promoting regional trade in pulses in the Horn of Africa

Paulina Bizzotto Molina | 9 December 2016

This new joint publication by ECDPM and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations highlights the main challenges in strengthening regional pulses value chains in the Horn of Africa, pointing to the importance of effective public-private dialogue at the regional level.

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Latest paper from San Bilal

Blending 2.0 - Towards new (European External) Investment Plans

San Bilal | 16 December 2016

ECDPM’s Sebastian Große-Puppendahl and San Bilal discuss the EU’s ambition to move its blending approach to the next level. Blending Official Development Assistance (ODA) with other sources of finance is one of the strategies to stimulate and leverage private investments and finance.

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Latest blog from Luckystar Miyandazi

Stronger together: Amplifying partnerships to finance the SDGs in Africa

Luckystar Miyandazi | 30 November 2016

In her latest blog, Luckystar Miyandazi raises the issue of financing the implementation of the SDGs in Africa. Whilst the continent still heavily relies on external funding and on Official Development Assistance, there is a greater need for Africa and the African Union to seek for strategic partnerships and for greater financial independence.

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Dossiers

Dossier: ECDPM Challenges Papers

Last updated 12 January 2017

Ahead of our 2017 Challenges Paper, MEP Judith Sargentini, Lars-Erik Lundin from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and Uzo Madu from 'What's in it for Africa' share their views on critical debates and challenges in 2017.

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

Last updated 16 January 2017

Discussions about the future of the ACP-EU relationship are currently in full swing. To learn more, have a look at our dossier collecting all ECDPM work on ACP-EU relations.

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Dossier: The changing relations between Europe and North Africa

Last updated 10 November 2016

The wave of revolutionary Arab Spring events had and still have a big effect on the relations between Europe and North Africa. To learn more, have a look at our dossier on the two regions.

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Dossier: The political economy of regional integration in Africa

Last updated 18 November 2016

What are the drivers and constraints to regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play? Find out more in our dossier.

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