Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

Selected highlights

  • Memo to the New EU LeadershipOur Collective Interest: Why Europe’s Problems Need Global Solutions and Global Problems Need European Action
  • EventPresentation of the Memo to the New EU Leadership
  • Briefing NoteEnsuring Public Debt Sustainability in Africa: Prospects and Policies
  • Talking Points BlogWhat China is Doing to Africa: Copper Beneficiation in Botswana
  • Discussion PaperHow Can the EU and Member States Foster Development through Diaspora Organisations?
  • Interview with Scottish MinisterDevelopment Post-2015 and Development Cooperation after Independence
  • Talking Points BlogEurope and the Sustainable Development Goals: An Update on the Post-2015 Process
  • 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
  • Video (Livestream) Seth Kaplan - Poverty in Fragile States: Getting Elites on Board
  • Briefing NoteAnalysis of the EU's State Building Contracts
  • Talking Points BlogAddressing Peace, Security and State Fragility – How Can the EU Do Better?
  • GREAT insights Magazine (July - August 2014)Extractive Sector: African Perspectives
  • ReportAdvancing Regional Integration in Southern Africa
  • Briefing NoteEnsuring Public Debt Sustainability in Africa: Prospects and Policies
  • NewsSADC Concludes EPA Negotiations
  • 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 BlogThree Take-away Messages from the African Union Summit in Malabo on Agriculture and Food Security
  • Discussion PaperRegional Food Security and Water in SADC
  • MultimediaUpdates on the CAADP Process in RECs - In 3 Minutes or Less
  • Talking Points BlogAU Summit in Malabo: Moving Agricultural Development and Food Security Forward


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 blog from Volker Hauck

Addressing Peace, Security and State Fragility – How can the EU do Better?

Volker Hauck | 28 July 2014

The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) published a series of blogs, setting out the context of five global challenges that the new EU leadership should address - according to the ETTG: trade and international finance; environmental sustainability; peace and security; democracy and human rights; and, poverty and inequality. In the first blog of the series, Andrew Sherriff and Volker Hauck examine peace, security and state fragility.

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Latest blog from Frauke de Weijer

Breaking Heads over Questions of Change

Frauke de Weijer | 27 August 2014

In this blog published by the Broker, Frauke de Weijer discusses Seth Kaplan's article on building inclusive societies in fragile states.

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Latest blog from Damien Helly

Financements et mise en œuvre des stratégies Sahel

Damien Helly | 27 August 2014

Dans ce blogue, Damien Helly et Greta Galeazzi présentent une rapide mise à jour sur les financements et la mise en œuvre des stratégies existantes pour le Sahel, sur la base de sources ouvertes.

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Dossier: European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) Report 2014

Last updated 2 September 2014

In September 2014, the European Think-Tanks Group (ETTG) will publish a memo to the new EU leadership. The report will identify 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 27 August 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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