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  • BriefA greener Europe at the expense of Africa? Why the EU must address the external implications of the Farm to Fork Strategy
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  • BriefMatching ambition with reality: How the EU’s gender action plan fits into the programming of its external action
  • Synthesis noteAfrica-EU relations: Strengthening the continent-to-continent dialogue on sustainable development

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Latest Brief from Nadia Ashraf

Working with the private sector for sustainable digital transformation

Nadia Ashraf | 11 October 2021

As part of their ‘digital for development’ strategies, development partners are engaging with the private sector to support countries in their digital transformation processes. Nadia Ashraf and Jeske van Seters draw lessons from the strategies of the EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.

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Latest Paper from Poorva Karkare

The future for Africa’s trade with Europe: Factors affecting the long-term relevance of the European market for African exports

Poorva Karkare | 11 October 2021

Sean Woolfrey and Poorva Karkare look at what the future holds for Africa’s trade with Europe. They analyse developments and trends in the EU market – paying specific attention to Europe’s push for more socially and environmentally sustainable practices.

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Latest Paper from Sean Woolfrey

Can trade policies help promote sustainable forest management? An analysis of the EU-Ghana FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement

Sean Woolfrey | 11 October 2021

Sean Woolfrey looks at the EU-Ghana Voluntary Partnership Agreement under the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative, which seeks to address illegal logging by improving forest sector governance and promoting trade in legally produced timber.

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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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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 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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