Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

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  • GREAT Insights magazineProsperity for peace
  • VideoResource-based industrialisation and global value chains in Africa
  • BlogDealing with protracted crises: No time for short-term thinking
  • Briefing noteHow to assess CSO-business partnerships for development
  • ReportThe European Union’s global strategy
  • BlogGrowing pains? The long teenage years of European strategy
  • BlogExclusive: Neven Mimica on migration and development
  • Briefing noteEU Trust Funds - Shaping more comprehensive external action?
  • GREAT Insights magazineProsperity for peace
  • Article3 positive trends that are bridging the humanitarian-development divide
  • BlogDealing with protracted crises: No time for short-term thinking
  • Briefing noteEU Trust Funds - Shaping more comprehensive external action?
  • Discussion paperFrom looking good to doing good: Mapping CSO-business partnerships
  • GREAT Insights magazineSustainable value chains
  • DossierValue chains and industrialisation
  • Briefing noteHow to assess CSO-business partnerships for development
  • Discussion paperCan the regional economic communities support the implementation of the African Governance Architecture?
  • BlogMobilising African resources for Agenda 2063
  • BlogWords into deeds on governance for peace and prosperity
  • Briefing noteThe future of financing for development in Africa - Insights from the annual meetings of the African Development Bank
  • BlogNutritious regional value chains: The final step is what matters
  • Briefing noteMaking agriculture in Africa climate-smart
  • BlogLe cas de la filière riz au Sénégal et en Côte d’Ivoire
  • Briefing noteExamining the Africa-Brazil agricultural innovation marketplace


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

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 Anna Knoll

A living analysis of Europe’s migration challenge

Anna Knoll | 3 February 2016

ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and ODI analyse the challenges to a comprehensive EU migration and asylum policy. Find out what these are in their expert article on The Broker.

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Latest article from James Mackie

EU needs 'radical rethink' of foreign aid in 2016

James Mackie | 1 February 2016

In their article on EurActiv, James Mackie and Rhys Williams argue that the EU needs to radically rethink its foreign and development policy. As global security risks are becoming ever more complex, these are challenging times for policy makers.

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Latest blog from Damien Helly

Les Européens, l’UE : une longue adolescence stratégique

Damien Helly | 5 February 2016

Dans notre série de blogs sur les grands défis à venir en 2016, Damien Helly passe en revue les obstacles à une renaissance stratégique de l’action mondiale de l’Europe.

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Dossier: ECDPM Challenges Papers

Last updated 5 February 2016

Read our latest blogs in the run-up to the newest edition of our Challenges Paper - looking at implications, challenges and opportunities ahead in 2016 for EU external action and EU-Africa relations.

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Dossier: Value chains and industrialisation

Last updated 15 December 2015

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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Dossier: Culture and international cooperation

Last updated 6 November 2015

Placing culture at the heart of international cooperation is essential to make development a sustainable process. To stay informed about ECDPM's work in this area, have a look at the latest resources in our culture dossier.

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

Last updated 28 January 2016

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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