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  • BriefElection watch: The race for African Union top posts
  • PodcastClimate Adaptation Talks – Episode 5 with Kitty van der Heijden
  • PaperAdopting a sustainable food system approach: Implications for Ireland’s development programming and policy influencing
  • PaperApplying a political economy approach in Tunisia

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Latest commentary from Andrew Sherriff

Brexit and development cooperation: A major connection problem

Andrew Sherriff | 11 January 2021

The EU and the UK start 2021 with no formal agreement for cooperation in development, and no dedicated mechanisms to promote coordination or collaboration. Both parties will be weaker for it, argues Andrew Sherriff.

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Latest brief from Poorva Karkare

Understanding the use and trade of toxic chemicals in artisanal gold mining: The case of Burkina Faso

Poorva Karkare | 30 November 2020

While generating income for many, artisanal gold mining also causes pollution and health problems linked to the use of mercury. Poorva Karkare examines the socio-cultural dimensions of this activity in Burkina Faso.

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Latest paper from Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Scoping private sector engagement in conflict prevention and peacebuilding: Lessons from the literature

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw | 23 November 2020

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw has looked at the role the private sector can play in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Africa and draws lessons from her literature review – but questions remain around whether and how much the private sector should engage.

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COVID-19 and international cooperation

How will COVID-19 affect trade and investment, migration, peace and security, regional integration, climate change, food security and the private sector? And how will it affect Africa-Europe relations, development and international cooperation more broadly?

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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 in our dossier.

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Climate change

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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The Multiannual Financial Framework

In this dossier you can find our latest publications on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework – the next long-term EU budget.

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