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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% ...

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
  • Meritxell Sayós Monràs

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. ...

What is the European External Investment Plan really about?

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

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. Raising to the challenge of addressing the ...

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

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

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 and to create more decent jobs. It ...

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 ...

Evaluation of the implementation of the African Peace Facility 2014-2016

20-03-2018
  • James Mackie
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Volker Hauck

The African Peace Facility (APF) is the European Union’s main instrument to address peace and security issues in Africa, building on the principle of enabling ‘African solutions to African problems’. Funded with ...

Multi-stakeholder initiatives on garments and textiles in Germany and the Netherlands

Towards achieving collective impact?

Briefing Notes (series)
19-03-2018
  • Jeske van Seters

Garments and textiles value chains offer opportunities for inclusive growth in many developing countries in Asia and increasingly also in Africa. They are faced, however, with many social and environmental sustainability challenges. ...

Les relations entre l’UE et les pays d’Afrique, Caraïbes et Pacifique (ACP) après 2020

28-02-2018
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Tancrède Voituriez
  • Julie Vaillé

  L’Accord de partenariat de Cotonou réunissant les pays d’Afrique, Caraïbes et Pacifique (ACP) et les 28 pays de l’Union européenne (UE) arrive à échéance en 2020. Les différentes évaluations de cet ...

Lessons from promoting market access for Beninese value chain actors to Nigerian markets

Discussion Papers (series)
19-02-2018
  • Hanne Knaepen
  • Jeske van Seters

The growing Nigerian market offers opportunities for Beninese value chain actors but they are faced with many challenges when they export to Nigeria. The ‘Approche Communale pour le Marché Agricole au Bénin‘ ...

A rapier not a blunderbuss: Why the EU must do better in supporting African job creation

16-02-2018
  • Giulia Maci
  • San Bilal
  • Tilman Altenburg

Sub-Saharan Africa will need to create 18 million jobs each year until 2035, to accommodate young labour market entrants. The AU-EU Summit of November 2017 identified it as a top priority for ...

Aligning ARD and trade policies to improve sustainable development impact

05-02-2018
  • Paul Engel

Development partners are making efforts to strengthen coherence between their Trade and Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) policies and interventions. This is key to enhance synergies for sustainable development, or at the ...

Une occasion de faire les choses bien

Enjeux pour les relations Afrique-UE 2018

Challenges Papers (series)
31-01-2018
  • James Mackie
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Martin Ronceray

Cette page est également disponible en Anglais. Une telle occasion ne se présente que tous les dix ans : en 2018, l’Europe et l’Afrique pourraient s’acheminer vers un partenariat plus cohérent en ...

Charting the course to 2020: Fundamental choices for the negotiation of a future ACP-EU partnership

29-01-2018
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Jean Bossuyt

This publication looks at the core features of ACP-EU relations in this wider context of EU foreign relations and outlines the fundamental political choices that will need to be made in the ...

Global Flows Migration and Security

Contributing Document
23-01-2018
  • Friends of Europe

ECDPM’s Anna Knoll’s article ‘The security-development trade-off needs urgent rebalance‘ is featured in Friends of Europe’s ‘Global Flows Migration and Security’. Migration is top of the global agenda – and for many ...

How Brexit may affect ACP-EU relations: an historical perspective

Discussion Paper 220

Discussion Papers (series)
19-01-2018
  • Walter Kennes

The Brexit weakens the arguments in favour of a continued close association between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean and Pacific ACP states like under the Cotonou Agreement. This is mainly ...

Les relations UE-Afrique peuvent-elles être approfondies? Une perspective sur les relations de pouvoir, les intérêts et les incitations

Briefing Notes (series)
12-01-2018
  • Jean Bossuyt

This brief is also available in English. Il y a soixante ans, la signature du Traité de Rome (1957) a permis à l’Europe de s’engager dans la coopération au développement, en commençant ...

A chance to get it right

Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2018

Challenges Papers (series)
04-01-2018
  • James Mackie
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Martin Ronceray

This page is also available in French. 2018 presents a once-in-a-decade opportunity for Europe and Africa to arrive at a more coherent partnership, bridging the political, institutional and financial limitations of the ...

The dynamics of EU budget negotiations for external action – Towards a ‘single’ instrument?

Briefing Notes (series)
18-12-2017
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Mariella Di Ciommo

In 2018, at a time when the world and Europe are changing more than in decades, the EU will make critical choices on the design of its budget for the period 2021-2027. ...