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  • PaperTowards an EU global COVID-19 response 2.0: Boosting smarter finance
  • StudyEU development cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa 2013-2018
  • PaperThe future of EU security sector assistance: Learning from experience
  • DossierCOVID-19 and international cooperation

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Latest paper from Alfonso Medinilla

African regional responses to COVID-19

Alfonso Medinilla | 18 May 2020

Alfonso Medinilla, Bruce Byiers and Philomena Apiko look into regional responses to the Corona crisis in Africa, which differ depending on a range of factors, including the organisation's institutional history and size.

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Latest blog from Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Testing the relationship: China’s ‘Corona diplomacy’ in Africa

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw | 11 May 2020

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw argues that China’s remarkable support to Africa in the fight against COVID-19 is welcomed by most countries on the continent, but sparks several questions – not least some on what it will do when it comes to granting debt relief to the poorest African countries.

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Latest repor from Jean Bossuyt

Claiming back civic space: Towards approaches fit for the 2020s?

Jean Bossuyt | 18 May 2020

The space available for civil society, activists and citizens has been under attack globally. Jean Bossuyt and Martin Ronceray have analysed how international and national actors have been responding to the threats to civic space.

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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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Brexit and international cooperation

What does Brexit imply for the future of EU-UK relations? How will it impact development, trade and international cooperation between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific? In this dossier, you can find our latest Brexit analyses and blogs.

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The political economy dynamics of regional organisations in Africa

What blocks or drives regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play in this? Find out more.

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