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
  • Briefing NoteEU Engagement with the Private Sector for Development: Setting up a One-Stop-Shop?
  • DossierEconomic Partnership Agreements: FAQ
  • GREAT insights Magazine: Financing DevelopmentInsights from AfDB's Chief Economist, EIB President and More
  • Talking Points BlogThe Top Jobs in Commissioners’ Private Offices – Planning Fantasy Football with your Team
  • RapportPetit répertoire des expertises sur le Sahel : Diplomatie, sécurité et développement
  • EvaluationAssessing the Uptake of Strategic Evaluations in EU Development Cooperation
  • 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
  • Briefing NoteEU Engagement with the Private Sector for Development: Setting up a One-Stop-Shop?
  • Briefing NoteEnsuring Public Debt Sustainability in Africa: Prospects and Policies
  • Discussion PaperECOWAS and SADC Economic Partnership Agreement: A Comparative Analysis
  • 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
  • VideoInterview with Marcel Vernooij (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Discussion PaperRegional Food Security and Water in SADC
  • MultimediaUpdates on the CAADP Process in RECs - In 3 Minutes or Less
  • Talking Points BlogHow Can the Netherlands Most Effectively Contribute to Achieving Sustainable Food Systems?


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Latest publication from Jean Bossuyt

Assessing the Uptake of Strategic Evaluations in EU Development Cooperation

Jean Bossuyt | 26 August 2014

In a new study on the uptake of strategic evaluations in EU development cooperation, the EU reviews how evaluations of long-term thematic and country strategies are used. The study was carried out by a team of ECDPM and ODI over the course of 2013 and is part of an on-going review of the EU’s external assistance architecture.

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Latest blog from Essete Abebe Bekele

A Safer Entrance than Lampedusa? Will Juncker’s New Commission Find Good Solutions for Migration and Development in EU External Action?

Essete Abebe Bekele | 19 September 2014

In this blog, Essete Abebe Bekele and Anna Knoll argue that the new Commission set-up offers potential to overcome siloed working and design more integrated and effective solutions for migration and development.

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Latest blog from Paul Engel

Why a New Dutch Food and Nutrition Security Policy Should Invest More in Improving Governance

Paul Engel | 16 September 2014

In this blog, Paul Engel, Director of ECDPM, provides input to the discussion on the upcoming review of Dutch food security policy.

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Dossier: Why Europe’s Problems Need Global Solutions and Global Problems Need European Action

Last updated 30 September 2014

In September 2014, the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) published a memo to the new EU leadership. The report identifies 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 12 September 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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