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Read the Top Ten ECDPM Blogs of 2013

Talking Points Blog | Published on 19-12-2013


This year a lot had happened in international development and co-operation. The EU External Action S [...]

Beyond development as a business by-product?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-03-2012

Bruce Byiers

That the private sector is important, if not key, to economic development is nothing new. However, w [...]

Partnerships for institutional development - Think big, start small

Talking Points Blog | Published on 25-03-2016

Karim Karaki

Though the role of institutions in fostering economic transformation and development is widely ackno [...]

Monitoring Regional Integration - tedious or a tool?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 07-11-2012

Bruce Byiers

With burgeoning regional integration and free-trade arrangements around the world, a key question is [...]

The EU Commission's Private Sector Communication - Communicating with Whom?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 09-10-2014

Bruce Byiers

As European Commission Communications go, A stronger role for the private sector in achieving inclus [...]

How Will the EU's Private Sector Strategy Play Out?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 18-06-2014

Bruce Byiers | Florian Krätke (Alumnus)

Having spent an average of €350 million ($477 million) per year on private sector development over [...]

Central African farmers gear up to influence future agricultural policy in their region

Talking Points Blog | Published on 09-08-2012

Jeske van Seters

Agriculture plays a key role in the economic and social development of Central African countries. Th [...]

Tobin Tax, Robin Hood Tax – whatever it is, will it work?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-09-2011

Bruce Byiers

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a EU-wide financial transaction tax (FTT) to co [...]

Public-Private Cooperation for Development: A Working-Together-Apart Relationship

Talking Points Blog | Published on 11-12-2014

Focus on economicsThe policy for international cooperation of The Netherlands combines aid, trade an [...]

Africa’s industrialisation is not a choice, it is an imperative!

Talking Points Blog | Published on 27-03-2013

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

The 6th Joint United Nations Economic Commission for Africa-African Union Commission meeting of Fina [...]