Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

Selected highlights

  • EventIs global development achievable?
  • PublicationSynergising and optimising mineral infrastructure in regional development strategies
  • BlogMulti-stakeholder partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda: Time to get down to earth?
  • Briefing noteRecent developments in the dairy sector in Eastern Africa
  • Discussion paperImplementing the Agenda for Change: An independent analysis of the 11th EDF programming
  • Talking Points blogLast, but not least: Culture in the spotlight of development agencies
  • Talking Points blogThe EU’s response to migration and its focus on root causes
  • Talking Points blogAfter Addis, the road to New York lies ahead
  • Talking Points blogOECD’s ‘States of Fragility’ report: Some discomfort around the indicators
  • Talking Points blogIs education a hidden shortcut from crisis to stability?
  • Video interviewJoseph Whittal on human rights, governance, and peace and security
  • Talking Points blogDoes resilience enrich peacebuilding?
  • GREAT Insights magazinePrivate sector matters
  • Talking Points blogThe to-do list: How developing countries can benefit from their resources
  • Discussion PaperResource-based industrialisation in Africa: Optimising linkages and value chains in the extractive sector
  • Talking Points blogFrom universality to European reality?
  • Discussion PaperThe challenge of measuring SDG 16: What role for African regional frameworks?
  • VideosExclusive interviews: Agenda 2063 and African perspectives on post-2015 development
  • Talking Points blogFinancing for development: The state of the debate in Africa
  • GREAT Insights magazineRising voices in Africa
  • Talking Points blogNutritious regional value chains: The final step is what matters
  • VideoFood security - Starting from girls, they are the source to trigger a change!
  • Talking Points blogFrom one grain to another: The rise of rice in West Africa
  • Briefing noteRecent developments in the dairy sector in Eastern Africa


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

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 video interview from Sophie Desmidt

Interview with Joseph Whittal on human rights, governance, and peace and security

Sophie Desmidt | 2 October 2015

Sophie Desmidt speaks to Joseph Whittal, Deputy Commissioner of Human Rights in Ghana, who argues that the establishment of the African Court on Human Rights is a major step for the continent.

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Latest paper from Volker Hauck

A governance practitioner’s notebook: Alternative ideas and approaches

Volker Hauck | 9 October 2015

Volker Hauck contributed to the OECD-DAC's Governance Practitioner’s Notebook, with a chapter entitled 'Release the pressure on governance practitioners'.

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Latest article from Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

Africa beyond 2015: The Africa Forum's 3 main takeaways

High-level speakers at the OECD’s recent “Africa Beyond 2015” Forum pointed to the challenges ahead for implementing Africa’s 2063 agenda, tackling climate change, and ensuring regional development approaches. Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl writes in DEVEX on his three main conclusions from the meeting.

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Culture and international cooperation

Last updated 8 October 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: Rethinking the ACP-EU partnership – political economy analysis

Last updated 3 April 2015

ECDPM has launched a new initiative to contribute to a well-informed debate on the future of ACP-EU partnership through a political economy approach. Find out more about this initiative in our dossier.

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Dossier: Our work on the Sahel

Last updated 8 October 2015

ECDPM studies regional dynamics and the role of Europe in the Sahel region. To stay up-to-date with our work, read our latest publications and blogs in our Sahel dossier.

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

Last updated 8 April 2015

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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