Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

Selected highlights

  • BookCapacity development beyond aid
  • Video interview'There is no silver-bullet solution' - The role of regional integration
  • DossierFinancing for development
  • Talking Points BlogDoes resilience enrich peacebuilding?
  • European Report on Development 2015Combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda
  • Briefing NoteEuropean aid and development policies in a changing world
  • PaperSahel strategies: why coordination is imperative
  • Talking Points Blog2015 EDDs: A paradigm shift or bursting the Brussels ‘bubble’?
  • Talking Points BlogOECD’s ‘States of Fragility’ report: Some discomfort around the indicators
  • Talking Points BlogIs education a hidden shortcut from crisis to stability?
  • Talking Points BlogTaking fragility seriously in financing the SDGs
  • Talking Points BlogDoes resilience enrich peacebuilding?
  • GREAT Insights Magazine (June/July 2015)Territorial development
  • Talking Points BlogTemptations of protectionism, too hard to resist: The cost for poor countries
  • Discussion PaperA five lenses framework for analysing the political economy in regional integration
  • Talking Points BlogThe role of Aid for Trade in trade agreements - Looking beyond reducing costs
  • Discussion PaperThe challenge of measuring SDG 16: What role for African regional frameworks?
  • VideosExclusive interviews: Agenda 2063 and African perspectives on post-2015 development
  • Talking Points BlogFinancing for Development: The state of the debate in Africa
  • GREAT Insights Magazine (April/May 2015)Rising voices in Africa
  • Discussion PaperAfrica and Europe combatting climate change: Towards a common agenda in 2015
  • GREAT Insights Magazine (February/March 2015)Food and nutrition security - inclusive partnerships
  • Talking Points BlogCan ‘Responsible Investment Principles’ de-polarise the debate on agricultural PPPs in Africa?
  • Talking Points BlogThe future of African farming? Regionally integrated, climate-smart, public-private and properly-financed


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Latest blog from San Bilal

Temptations of protectionism, too hard to resist: The cost for poor countries

San Bilal | 19 June 2015

In his latest blog, San Bilal discusses the high cost that protectionist measures have on poor countries, following the publication of the report 'Throwing Sand in the Wheels: How Protectionism Slowed Export-Led Growth For The World’s Poorest Countries'.

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European Development Days 2015: A paradigm shift or bursting the Brussels ‘bubble’?

Rhys Williams | 19 June 2015

Rhys Williams reflects back on the 2015 European Development Days and asks some burning questions on its future role.

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Latest presentation from Isabelle Ramdoo

Anchoring mineral infrastructure in regional integration - What role for policy frameworks?

Isabelle Ramdoo | 11 June 2015

Isabelle Ramdoo argues that the question of anchoring mineral infrastructure in regional integration is important because on the African continent, the lack of infrastructure is still a significant barrier to mobility (of people, goods and services), productivity and economic development.

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Dossier: Financing for development

Last updated 6 July 2015

What are the different types, sources and volumes of finance that can help to address development challenges across countries and regions? And what are the implications of these different financing tools for policy makers? Find out in our dossier.

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Dossier: PERIA – Political economy analyses of the African Union and regional economic communities in Africa

Last updated 8 April 2015

From July 2014 until December 2015, ECDPM and theIDLgroup will partner to produce a study on the drivers and obstacles to regional cooperation and integration in Africa. Find out more about this study in our dossier.

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Dossier: European Report on Development (ERD)

Last updated 3 July 2015

The newly launched 2015 European Report on Development (ERD) addresses 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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Dossier: Rethinking the ACP-EU partnership – political economy analysis

Last updated 3 April 2015

ECDPM has launched a new initiative to contribute to a well-informed debate on the future of ACP-EU partnership through a political economy approach. Find out more about this initiative in our dossier.

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