Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

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  • BlogBrexit: First post-referendum thoughts
  • NewsReina Buijs, the Netherlands' Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, visits ECDPM
  • Briefing notePromoting a maize-to-livestock feed value chain in the Indian Ocean Islands
  • BlogGlobal Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture: A renewed research and dialogue agenda is needed
  • ReportThe future of ACP-EU relations: A political economy analysis
  • DossierThe political economy of regional integration in Africa
  • BlogFour ideas to give Africa its place in the EU Global Strategy
  • GREAT Insights magazinePartnerships with business for development


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 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 article from Damien Helly

Mogherini’s new Global Strategy offers lighthouse for EU in uncertain waters

Damien Helly | 1 July 2016

While all Europeans have become hostages of the Brexit talks, the Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on Tuesday offered a reassuring project for angry and worried European citizens, writes ECDPM’s Damien Helly in EurActiv.

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Latest paper from Anna Knoll

Strengthening the migration-development nexus through improved policy and institutional coherence

Anna Knoll | 17 June 2016

This paper authored by the OECD Development Centre’s Amy Hong and ECDPM’s Anna Knoll argues that policy and institutional coherence for migration and development should be pursued at intragovernmental, intergovernmental, multilateral, and multi-stakeholder levels.

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Latest discussion paper from Alfonso Medinilla

Mining and community-based agribusiness for development: Multi-stakeholder partnerships in the gold sector in Ghana

Alfonso Medinilla | 8 June 2016

This paper makes a case for partnerships between civil society organisations (CSOs) and business in development, increasingly attracting attention as part of the international development agenda.

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Dossier: The changing relations between Europe and North Africa

Last updated 25 May 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 15 April 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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Dossier: The future of ACP-EU relations post-2020

Last updated 19 April 2016

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: Value chains and industrialisation

Last updated 11 February 2016

Upgrading global and regional value chains, and moving away from conventional export of raw commodities, can lead to development. This dossier puts all of ECDPM’s work on value chains and industrialisation into one place.

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