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Regional markets, politics and value chains: The case of West African cement

Discussion Paper 216

Discussion Papers (series)
07-09-2017
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jan Vanheukelom
  • Karim Karaki

This study points to the need to view cement not just as a background story to more important development policies or more ambitious narratives. With recent regional and national policies in West Africa increasingly ...

ACP-EU relations beyond 2020: Engaging the future or perpetuating the past?

Research
04-09-2017
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Geert Laporte

In September 2018, negotiations are due to start between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States as to what should organise their relations after the expiration of the ...

Options and opportunities to make food value chains more environmentally sustainable and resilient in Sub-Saharan Africa

Contributing Document
31-08-2017
  • Francesco Rampa
  • Hanne Knaepen

Agricultural food value chains (VCs) are gaining importance as part of broader efforts to achieve food security and improve nutrition, as well as transforming African agriculture and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...

An exploratory analysis of measures to make trade facilitation work for inclusive regional agro-food value chains in West Africa

Discussion Paper 214

Discussion Papers (series)
14-08-2017
  • Carmen Torres
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Karim Karaki

Spurred by growing populations, increasing purchasing power and rapid urbanisation, demand for food in West Africa is growing rapidly, and the composition of this demand is changing. West Africa is increasingly importing ...

Recommendations for the development of a future Situational Awareness, Information Exchange and Operation Control Platform (OCP) in EU civilian CSDP missions

CIVILEX Policy Brief July 2017

Contributing Document
31-07-2017
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Volker Hauck

This policy brief presents findings and recommendations from the CIVILEX project. The CIVILEX project was funded through a ‘Coordination and Support Action’ call in the H2020 Research and Innovation Framework of the European Commission. ...

Rapport annuel 2016

Au service des politiques efficaces

Annual reports | Corporate documents
24-07-2017
  • ECDPM

Cette page est également disponible en: Anglais. Dans ce rapport annuel 2016 nous présentons nos activités et leur impact au cours de l’année 2016 – une année turbulente pour le monde et ...

Coherence report – Insights from the external evaluation of the External Financing Instruments

Contributing Document
14-07-2017
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Enzo Caputo
  • Julia Schwarz

By the end of 2017, a mid-term review (MTR) of External Financing Instruments (EFIs) has to be presented to the European Parliament and to the Council. External evaluations have been conducted of each instrument ...

Gestion des conflits dans le cadre de l’Architecture africaine de la paix et de sécurité (APSA)

Document de réflexion 211

Discussion Papers (series)
06-07-2017
  • Sophie Desmidt
  • Volker Hauck

Au travers de ce document de réflexion, nous entendons éclairer le débat sur des activités menées par les organisations régionales africaines afin de promouvoir la paix et la sécurité, en l’espèce la diplomatie, ...

Étude sur la cohérence des politiques pour le développement agricole et la sécurité alimentaire : le cas de l’agriculture et du commerce au Burkina Faso

Document de réflexion 215

Discussion Papers (series)
06-07-2017
  • Carmen Torres
  • Fabien Tondel
  • Sayouba Ouédraogo

Depuis un certain temps la notion de cohérence des politiques a joué un rôle central dans les débats sur les politiques de coopération au développement et dans leur formulation. Le souci d’atténuer ...

ECDPM Annual Report 2016

Annual reports | Corporate documents
29-06-2017
  • ECDPM

This annual report is also available in French. In our 2016 Annual Report we look back at our activities and their impact in 2016 – a turbulent year for the world and its citizens. We ...

The impact of Economic Partnership Agreements on the development of African value chains

Discussion Paper 213

Discussion Papers (series)
15-06-2017
  • San Bilal
  • Sean Woolfrey

The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) concluded by the European Union (EU) with regional blocs of African countries (and certain individual African countries) are supposed to do more than just boost trade between ...

The nexus between food and nutrition security, and migration: Clarifying the debate and charting a way forward

Discussion Paper 212

Discussion Papers (series)
19-05-2017
  • Anna Knoll
  • Carmen Torres
  • Francesco Rampa

Migration is fast becoming a key topic in development cooperation. International development efforts, especially in Europe, are increasingly directed towards addressing the ‘root causes of migration’ in an attempt to curb flows ...

Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)

Discussion Paper 211

Discussion Papers (series)
21-04-2017
  • Sophie Desmidt
  • Volker Hauck

This Discussion Paper provides an analysis of the promotion of peace and security by African regional organisations through diplomacy, mediation and Peace Support Operations (PSOs) activities under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). ...

Policy coherence and the 2030 Agenda: Building on the PCD experience

Discussion Paper 210

Discussion Papers (series)
16-03-2017
  • Eunike Spierings
  • James Mackie
  • Martin Ronceray

After two decades of stressing the importance of policy coherence, European and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) governments have become accustomed to the need to promote coherence among their policies. ...

Des moyens à la hauteur des priorités

Enjeux pour les relations Afrique-UE en 2017

Challenges Papers (series)
23-02-2017
  • Greta Galeazzi (Alumna)
  • James Mackie

Cette page est également disponible en Anglais. Il se pourrait que 2016 marque le début d’un changement de cap dans les relations entre l’Afrique et l’Europe, confrontés à des défis majeurs qui rejaillissent ...

Building competences for partnering: How donors can ensure multi-stakeholder partnerships succeed

Briefing Note 95

Briefing Notes (series)
23-02-2017
  • Petra Kuenkel

The world’s current sustainability challenges require actors in the global society to rapidly shift their way of thinking, acting and, above all, their way of leading transformative change around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Policy Coherence & the 2030 Agenda

Building on the PCD experience

Presentations
22-02-2017
  • Eunike Spierings
  • James Mackie
  • Martin Ronceray

James Mackie, Martin Ronceray and Eunike Spierings made the following presentation at the event at DG DEVCO on 22 February to present the draft version of ECDPM’s Discussion Paper ‘Policy coherence and the ...

Making Waves: Implications of the irregular migration and refugee situation on Official Development Assistance spending and practices in Europe

Contributing Document
01-02-2017
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Anna Knoll
  • ECDPM

A study of the impact of irregular migration on ODA in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and EU institutions Increasingly high numbers of refugees and migrants have come to Europe over the past ...

Stratégie de l’ECDPM 2017-2021

Corporate documents
31-01-2017
  • ECDPM

Le présent document traduit notre ambition de rester au cours des cinq prochaines années un centre européen de réflexion et d’action de premier plan pour l’étude de solutions mondiales durables. Il précise de quelle ...

De-securitising conflict responses in Africa: What prospects for a structural conflict prevention approach?

Discussion Paper 209

Discussion Papers (series)
27-01-2017
  • Faten Aggad-Clerx
  • Sophie Desmidt

This discussion paper builds on the increasing importance of regional approaches to conflict, which have been gaining traction, reflected in the role of the African Union and of its African Peace and ...

EU Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid ‘Living Apart Together’

Presentations
12-01-2017
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Geert Laporte

ECDPM was invited by the Maltese EU Presidency to present Discussion Paper 206 on humanitarian aid and development cooperation to the Working Party on Development Cooperation (CODEV) ahead of member state discussions on the ...

Matching means to priorities

Challenges for EU-Africa relations in 2017

Challenges Papers (series)
09-01-2017
  • Greta Galeazzi (Alumna)
  • James Mackie
  • Matthias Deneckere

This page is also available in French. Twenty-sixteen may well come to be seen as the start of a shift in course for Africa-Europe relations. Both continents face major challenges that affect the way ...

Does the EU have the right instruments to finance assistance in protracted crises and the needs of the upper middle income countries?

Contributing Document
23-12-2016
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Volker Hauck
  • Matthieu Burnay

This study pays critical attention to two specific issue areas, which the financing instruments ought to be concerned with: First, the EU has developed tools and instruments to react to and prevent ‘protracted ...

The EU engagement in protracted crises: Towards a comprehensive approach?

Contributing Document
23-12-2016
  • Cristina Barrios (Alumna)
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Volker Hauck

Protracted crisis situations often last for years or decades, and derive from a complex mix of factors such as violent conflict, natural disasters, poverty, natural resources scarcity, institutional fragility, political instability, and limited economic opportunity. As they ...

Investment promotion for sustainable development: The roles of DFIs and export credit agencies

Discussion Paper 208

Discussion Papers (series)
22-12-2016
  • Karim Karaki
  • San Bilal
  • Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

In recent years and in the aftermath of the world financial crisis, economic slowdown in Europe has encouraged European governments and the European Union (EU) to set up support programmes and instruments that can ...