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Selected highlights

  • PaperConnecting the pieces of the puzzle: The EU’s implementation of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • CommentaryMandatory environmental due diligence: What is exactly expected of companies?
  • CommentaryThe beauty contest is over: High time to reform the European financial architecture for development
  • PaperGetting up to speed: The EU and the development in transition agenda

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Latest paper from Poorva Karkare

A system, not an error: Informal cross-border trade in West Africa

Poorva Karkare | 14 June 2021

Poorva Karkare, Bruce Byiers, Philomena Apiko and ENDA CACID’s Mounirou Kane uncover some of the complexities of informal cross-border trade in West Africa, to draw implications for external partners and policymakers working to ‘address’ informal trade in the region.

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Latest paper from Alexei Jones

Fostering inclusiveness in a Team Europe approach

Alexei Jones | 7 June 2021

Alexei Jones looks at inclusiveness in EU development policy. He identifies bottlenecks, as well as opportunities and good practices for enhanced and more inclusive collaboration between the EU and member states.

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Latest brief from Pamella Ahairwe

The EU budget and external climate financing: The state of play

Pamella Ahairwe | 21 May 2021

The EU’s success as a global climate actor and partner depends on how it will use its external financing. Mariella Di Ciommo and Pamella Eunice Ahairwe outline the challenges and opportunities for mobilising the EU’s resources to support its climate ambitions.

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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

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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