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SADC industrialisation: Where regional agendas meet domestic interests

Discussion Papers (series)
08-10-2018
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jan Vanheukelom
  • Sean Woolfrey

This paper looks at the political economy dynamics around regional industrialisation policy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It examines what drives regional industrialisation strategies in African Regional Economic Communities (RECs); ...

The ice is broken, what’s next?

How the EU and middle-income countries work together on climate change

Discussion Papers (series)
28-09-2018
  • Mariella Di Ciommo
  • Sanne Thijssen
  • Meritxell Sayós Monràs

More advanced and middle-income developing countries (MADCs and MICs), some of which are major emitters of greenhouse gases, have come under increasing pressure to do their part on climate change. This paper ...

Working with the grain of African integration

Briefing Notes (series)
28-09-2018
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jaime de Melo
  • Ed Brown

This Briefing Note gives an overview of the complexities and challenges facing efforts at regional integration in Africa. Although frustration with progress in regional integration is widespread, ambitions continue to grow with ...

Supporting peacebuilding in times of change: Case study Germany

Reports
27-09-2018
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Volker Hauck

What are the significant and recurrent factors that influence support to peacebuilding in Europe? And how will these impact the engagement of the peacebuilding community in the years to come? This report ...

Making markets work for indigenous vegetables in the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya

Discussion Papers (series)
25-09-2018
  • Hanne Knaepen

Like in other parts of Kenya, the population around Lake Naivasha produces and consumes various indigenous vegetables, such as black nightshade or amaranth. Despite their sustainability benefits, the local food system is ...

Advancing the impossible? Progress of the joint African, European and international response to the migration crisis in Libya

Discussion Papers (series)
24-09-2018
  • Tasnim Abderrahim

Italy’s hard-line policy on migration under the new government has sparked renewed controversies about the conditions for migrants and asylum seekers trapped in Libya. The challenge of ending detention and human rights ...

Supporting peacebuilding in times of change

A synthesis of 4 case studies

Reports
17-09-2018
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Pauline Veron

What are the significant and recurrent factors that influence support to peacebuilding in Europe? And how will these impact the engagement of the peacebuilding community in the years to come? This report ...

Tackling the triggers of violence-induced displacement

The contribution of the African Peace and Security Architecture and African Governance Architecture

Discussion Papers (series)
10-09-2018
  • Anna Knoll
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Displacement induced by violence affects the African continent disproportionately.The African Union (AU) has developed two key continental instruments to potentially address this issue. The first is the African Peace and Security Architecture ...

A crucial week for Africa and Europe beyond 2040

A continent-to-continent approach: The African momentum

Briefing Notes (series)
10-09-2018
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Dalil Djinnit
  • Emmanuel De Groof

In 2018, the African Union (AU) has on several occasions advocated for an all-Africa approach in its relations with the European Union. The current construction of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group ...

Radioscopie du Plan d’investissement extérieur de l’UE

Briefing Notes (series)
04-09-2018
  • San Bilal

Cette page est également disponible en: Anglais La prise en charge des défis de développement contemporains et la promotion du développement durable dans l’esprit du Programme d’action à l’horizon 2030 des Nations ...

Le Plan d’investissement extérieur européen

défis et prochaines étapes pour changer la donne

Briefing Notes (series)
04-09-2018
  • San Bilal

Cette page est également disponible en Anglais Le Plan d’investissement extérieur (PIE) de l’Union européenne (UE) propose un cadre de stimulation des investissements privés attrayant et différent, plus propre que les pratiques ...

Aiming high or falling short?

A brief analysis of the proposed future EU budget for external action

Briefing Notes (series)
03-09-2018
  • Alexei Jones
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Jean Bossuyt

In May and June 2018, the European Commission presented a package of proposals for the upcoming seven-year budget of the European Union, known as the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The proposals ...

Policy coherence for agricultural transformation in African least developed countries (LDCs)

Aligning agriculture and trade policymaking processes

Reports
23-08-2018
  • Paulina Bizzotto Molina
  • San Bilal

This report has been jointly prepared by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It was informed by four country ...

Rapport Annuel 2017

Annual reports | Corporate documents
01-08-2018
  • ECDPM

Ce rapport vous propose une vue d’ensemble de l’année écoulée, en commençant par nos activités les plus remarquables, puis en zoomant sur douze projets passionnants. Le rapport suit le lien qui relie ...

ECDPM Annual Report 2017

Annual reports | Corporate documents
02-07-2018
  • ECDPM

In our annual report 2017 we provide a bird’s eye view of the past year, starting with our most noteworthy activities and then zooming in on twelve exciting projects. The report makes ...

Tous ensemble ? La coopération des institutions de l’UE et des États membres face à des situations fragiles et de crises prolongées

Document de réflexion n° 226

Discussion Papers (series)
29-06-2018
  • Alexei Jones
  • Vera Mazzara

Cette publication est également disponible en anglais. Résumé Dès le moment où l’UE s’est intéressée activement aux questions de coopération au développement, le défi s’est rapidement posé de la coordination des activités ...

Good enough coherence? Six lessons from good governance for policy coherence and the 2030 Agenda

Contributing Document
27-06-2018
  • James Mackie
  • Martin Ronceray

Policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) presents an ambitious development proposition. In this article, ECDPM’s Jan Vanheukelom, James Mackie and Martin Ronceray draw six relevant lessons from the shift from good governance, another ...

Understanding illicit financial flows and efforts to combat them in Europe and Africa

Discussion paper 227

Discussion Papers (series)
25-06-2018
  • Luckystar Miyandazi
  • Martin Ronceray

Over the past two decades, illicit financial flows (IFFs) have emerged as a key issue for discussion in international taxation and development. The loss of trillions of resources for public use has ...

All together now? EU institutions and member states’ cooperation in fragile situations and protracted crises

Discussion Papers (series)
04-06-2018
  • Alexei Jones
  • Vera Mazzara

This publication is also available in French.  Ever since the EU ventured into development cooperation, questions were raised on how its institutions and member states could better coordinate their activities. Numerous initiatives ...

Starting afresh: The Maghreb’s relations with sub-Saharan Africa

Discussion Papers (series)
30-04-2018
  • Tasnim Abderrahim

The readmission of Morocco to the African Union (AU), last year, was a very significant moment for Africa. Following its return to the AU, the North African country announced its bid to ...

Can the 0.2% levy fund peace in Africa?

A stronger AU-UN partnership in accordance with WTO rules

Briefing Notes (series)
16-04-2018
  • Philomena Apiko

In this Briefing Note we explore a possible legal route for the African Union to finance its peace and security programmes – including its peace and security operations – through a 0.2% ...

What is the European External Investment Plan really about?

Briefing Notes (series)
30-03-2018
  • San Bilal

This publication is also available in French Leveraging more impactful private investments will be key to address current development challenges and for promoting sustainable development in line with the UN 2030 Agenda. ...

The European External Investment Plan: Challenges and next steps for a game changer

Briefing Notes (series)
30-03-2018
  • San Bilal

This page is also available in French The European External Investment Plan (EIP) provides an attractive framework to leverage private investments differently, improving on current practices to foster sustainable and inclusive growth ...

Sailing new waters in international cooperation

On the way to framing future EU engagement with more advanced developing countries

Discussion Papers (series)
30-03-2018
  • Mariella Di Ciommo

The EU Global Strategy and the European Consensus on Development present the drivers for the EU’s engagement with more advanced (MADCs) and middle-income developing countries (MICs) but do not offer clear guidance. ...

Artisanal gold mining in DRC: Time to get down to earth?

Discussion Papers (series)
26-03-2018

In the Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo  (where most of the Congolese gold is mined), artisanal and small-scale (ASM) gold mining contributes to the livelihood of about 200,000 ...