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  • BriefAfrica’s journey towards an integrated digital payments landscape and how the EU can support it
  • CommentaryYouth aspiring towards the African dream
  • PaperFinancing fragile contexts: What can development finance institutions do better?
  • BriefTackling sovereign debt for effective climate action: Towards a European agenda

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Latest Paper from Nadia Ashraf

Green transition in Africa: Implications for Sweden and the EU

Nadia Ashraf | 2 May 2022

Green transition is increasingly gaining traction in Africa, while the EU Green Deal sets out to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emission in Europe. Nadia Ashraf and Jeske van Seters explore the drivers and bottlenecks of a green transition in Africa and look at possible implications for EU member states, specifically Sweden, and the EU’s engagement with the African continent in the context of the EU Green Deal.

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Latest Paper from Poorva Karkare

Inconsistent policies or political realities? Nigeria’s trade and industrial policy imperatives

Poorva Karkare | 11 April 2022

Nigeria has committed to regional integration, but its actions can appear inconsistent. For example, in 2019 it unilaterally closed its land borders with neighbouring countries, causing major disruptions to regional trade networks. In cooperation with ENDA-CACID, Poorva Karkare and Jeske van Seters, with Michael Odijie and Ken Ukaoha, explore the country’s seemingly opposing dynamics in its trade and industrial policy.

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Latest Commentary from Jeske van Seters

Sustainable fashion cannot stop at the EU border

Jeske van Seters | 4 April 2022

Last month, the European Commission proposed the EU textile strategy as part of its circular economy package. Nadia Ashraf and Jeske van Seters discuss the new proposal’s global advantages and shortcomings in light of an increasing fast fashion industry.

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Africa-Europe relations

On 17 and 18 February, the sixth EU-AU Summit will take place in Brussels. In this dossier, you will find an overview of our recent work on the partnership between Africa and Europe and our analysis ahead of, during and after the summit.

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Gender and international cooperation

How can tax systems promote gender equality? What is the link between empowering girls and women and tackling climate change? Are policymakers taking gender into account when trying to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism? Find out more.

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Youth and international cooperation

In this dossier, we zoom in on the challenges facing young people in Africa and Europe and the change they can drive.

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Climate change and international cooperation

In this dossier, we share our work on climate change and Europe-Africa cooperation. We look at climate from various angles, including the UNFCCC negotiations, cooperation on agriculture and sustainable food systems, gender, migration and finance.

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