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  • NewsWest Africa Becomes the First African Region to Conclude an EPA
  • VacancyECDPM is Looking for a New Director
  • DossierOur Work in the Sahel
  • Talking Points BlogThree Take-away Messages from the African Union Summit in Malabo on Agriculture and Food Security
  • Discussion PaperHow Can the EU and Member States Foster Development through Diaspora Organisations?
  • Interview with Scottish MinisterDevelopment Post-2015 and Development Cooperation after Independence
  • Speech by ECDPM's Geert LaporteWhat Role for the ACP-EU Partnership?
  • 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 BlogWill the Action Plan to Implement the EU's Comprehensive Approach Have Any Bite?
  • GREAT insights ArticleAfricans Doing Business in Africa: The Impact of a Midsized Private Company on the Ugandan Economy
  • ReportAdvancing Regional Integration in Southern Africa
  • Talking Points BlogFinancing Infrastructure Development: Quality over Quantity
  • Talking Points BlogHow Will the EU's Private Sector Strategy Play Out?
  • 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


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Latest blog from Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

Financing Infrastructure Development: Quality over Quantity

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl argues that finance is not the main constraint, despite the current focus on financing infrastructure development in recent summits and discussions around the new sustainable development goals.

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Latest blog from Jeske van Seters

AU Summit in Malabo: Moving Agricultural Development and Food Security Forward

Jeske van Seters | 27 June 2014

Jeske van Seters outlines the expected outcomes of the AU Summit in Malabo, focusing on agriculture and food security in Africa.

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Latest blog from Damien Helly

Six modes d’action régionale au Sahel-Sahara

Damien Helly | 27 June 2014

Notre troisième blogue sur les stratégies internationales pour le Sahel s’interroge sur ce que “faire du régional” peut signifier au Sahel-Sahara, à la suite de notre blogue précédent sur les enjeux des débats autour des mécanismes régionaux de coordination.

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Dossier: Our work on the Sahel

Last updated 18 July 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 Think-Tanks Group (ETTG) Report 2014

Last updated 1 July 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: 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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