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Is the EU’s new SPRING Programme so new? Commentary on the EU’s new package for North Africa

Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-09-2011

Faten Aggad-Clerx

The European Union has been criticised for its slow response to the events that have unfolded in Tun [...]


EU needs to keep ODA promise and implement other development commitments

Talking Points Blog | Published on 08-04-2011

Melissa Julian

On 6 April, the OECD and the EU released figures for official development assistance flows in 2010. [...]


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 [...]


Transparency, economic governance and development: The Extractive Industry Development Forum

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-12-2011

Jan Vanheukelom

Transparency is hot. Never before in debates about development or economic governance has there been [...]


Towards a ‘normalisation’ of ACP-EU relations

Talking Points Blog | Published on 17-06-2011

Paul Engel (Alumnus)

Over the past couple of years, new global players underscored their ascendance in the world order. E [...]


Involving local authorities and Civil Society Organisations in EU development cooperation

Talking Points Blog | Published on 01-04-2011

This has been an intensive week for civil society organisations and local authorities from the North [...]


The EU policy on budget support – What is new? And can it work?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 21-10-2011

Jan Vanheukelom

++ SERIES: ECDPM ANALYSIS OF NEW EU DEVELOPMENT POLICY REFORM PROPOSALS ++ EU Development Commission [...]


Taxes, States and Economic Growth: How can we better design and implement tax policy for development?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 27-06-2011

Bruce Byiers

On a recent visit to Pakistan the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, said that the Pakistanis would h [...]


EPA Negotiations: The honeymoon is over…

Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-09-2011

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna) | San Bilal

The European Commission (EC) finally announced today that countries that have concluded an Economic [...]


Measuring the development impact of loans used for public investment projects

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-12-2011

Bruce Byiers

This was the theme of a roundtable discussion held by the EIB earlier this month. With the ever-incr [...]