Making policies work

Our Economic Transformation and Trade team in 2015

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Below we present an overview of the outputs from the Economic Transformation and Trade programme in 2015. It includes a list of publications and a list of events that our staff (co)organised, facilitated or attended.


ETTG-Report-2014-150x150 For a full overview of the programme’s activities in 2015, please have a look at our 2015 Annual Report.

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Publications


AU study PERIA project
Jan Vanheukelom, ECDPM study, December 2015

COMESA Study PERIA project
Sean Woolfrey, ECDPM study, December 2015

EAC study PERIA project
Craig Mathieson, ECDPM study, December 2015

ECOWAS study PERIA project
Jean Bossuyt, ECDPM study, December 2015

IGAD Study PERIA project
Bruce Byiers, ECDPM study, December 2015

PERIA Synthesis Report
Jan Vanheukelom, San Bilal, Sean Woolfrey and Bruce Byiers, ECDPM study, December 2015

SADC Study PERIA project
Jan Vanheukelom and Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott, ECDPM study, December 2015

Making global supply chains sustainable: The case of the gold sector
Isabelle Ramdoo, ECDPM Briefing Note 83, December 2015

From looking good to doing good: Mapping CSO-business partnerships
Bruce Byiers, Francesca Guadagno and Karim Karaki, ECDPM Discussion Paper 182, December 2015

Sustainable value chains
ECDPM, ECDPM GREAT Insights magazine, Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015/January 2016

CSO-business partnerships – bringing mozzarella to the masses?
Karim Karaki and Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 20 November 2015

The new EU trade and investment strategy: The proof of the pudding is in the eating
San Bilal, Clara Brandi and Max Mendez-Parra, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 26 October 2015

Multi-stakeholder partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda: Time to get down to earth?
Karim Karaki, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 9 October 2015

Synergising and optimising mineral infrastructure in regional development strategies
Isabelle Ramdoo, E15 Think Piece, October 2015

Africa beyond 2015: The Africa Forum’s 3 main takeaways (DEVEX Global Views)
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 17 September 2015

After Addis, the road to New York lies ahead
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl and Anna Knoll, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 17 September 2015

The to-do list: How developing countries can benefit from their resources
Isabelle Ramdoo, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 10 September 2015

Resource-based industrialisation in Africa: Optimising linkages and value chains in the extractive sector
Isabelle Ramdoo, ECDPM Discussion Paper 179, September 2015

What is the EU’s added value in supporting the private sector?
Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Contributing Document, September 2015

One foot on the ground, one foot in the air: Ethiopia’s delivery on an ambitious development agenda
Bruce Byiers, Francesca Guadagno, Amanda Lenhardt, Tom Berliner and Andrew Rogerson, ECDPM/ODI Case Study, September 2015

Unpacking local content requirements in the extractive sector
Isabelle Ramdoo, E15 Think Piece, September 2015

Private sector matters
ECDPM, ECDPM GREAT Insights magazine, Volume 4, Issue 5, August/September 2015

FFD3 – A steady start to a rocky road ahead?
James Mackie, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 17 July 2015

Improving the business climate in developing countries: A realistic goal or another holy grail?
Paul Engel and Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 15 July 2015

Five key facts on financing for development
Rhys Williams and James Mackie, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 9 July 2015

Aid for Trade – not just about aid, nor trade…
Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 9 July 2015

The role of Aid for Trade in trade agreements – Looking beyond reducing costs
San Bilal, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 29 June 2015

Political-economy dynamics matter most for Africa’s regional integration
San Bilal, Bruce Byiers and Jan Vanheukelom, ICT International Trade Forum Magazine, June 2016

Temptations of protectionism, too hard to resist: The cost for poor countries
San Bilal, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 19 June 2015

Balancing sustainability goals and economic integration in the EAC
Francis Osiemo Omesa, Bridges Africa, 18 June 2015

Industrial policies in lower-middle-income countries
Francesca Guadagno, E15 Think Piece, June 2015

Territorial development
ECDPM, ECDPM GREAT Insights magazine, Volume 4, Issue 4, June/July 2015

A five lenses framework for analysing the political economy in regional integration
Jan Vanheukelom, Bruce Byiers, and Christian K.M. Kingombe, ECDPM Discussion Paper 178, May 2015

Costs if you do, costs if you don’t: Promoting responsible business and reporting – challenges for policy makers
Bruce Byiers and Justin Bessems, ECDPM Discussion Paper 176, May 2015

A five lenses framework for analysing the political economy in regional integration (earlier version AfDB Africa Economic Brief)
Jan Vanheukelom, Bruce Byiers, and Christian K.M. Kingombe, Africa Economic Brief, Volume 6, Issue 3, African Development Bank

Industrial policies in a changing world: What prospects for low-income countries?
Isabelle Ramdoo, E15 Think Piece, May 2015

APE: quels gains pour l’Afrique et que peut-elle perdre ? / Economic Partnership Agreements: What has Africa gained and what can it lose?
Isabelle Ramdoo, Bridges Africa, 28 April 2015

Rising voices in Africa GREAT Insights magazine Volume 4 Issue 3. April/May 2015
ECDPM, GREAT Insights magazine, April 2015

More on financing for African development from the Special Advisor on the post-2015 development agenda at UNECA
Aida Opoku-Mensah, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 17 April 2015

Public-private partnerships for development: From principles to practice?
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 2 April 2015

Regional dynamics in Africa: High stakes for development
San Bilal and Jan Vanheukelom, ECDPM Discussion Paper 174, March 2015

The tipping point for African regional integration
Donald Kaberuka, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 13 March 2015

Manufacturing Progress? Employment Creation in Sri Lanka
Bruce Byiers, Florian Kratke, Priyanka Jayawardena, Laura Rodríguez Takeuchi, Anushka Wijesinha, ECDPM/ODI Case Study, March 2015

Working for Economic Transformation
Bruce Byiers, Francesca Guadagno, Tom Berliner, Laura Rodríguez Takeuchi, ECDPM/ODI Case Study, March 2015

Blending or still just mixing?
Sander Winckel, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 4 March 2015

Trade Deals and Reforms in West Africa: Implementation Challenges
San Bilal and Isabelle Ramdoo, ZEI Regional Integration Observer, Vol. 3 No. March 2015

Work in Progress: Productive Employment and Transformation in Uganda
Bruce Byiers, Anna Rosengren, Laura Rodríguez Takeuchi, ECDPM/ODI Case Study, March 2015

Isabelle Ramdoo contributed to The Broker’s online debate on employment in a globalized world
Isabelle Ramdoo, The Broker, 18 February 2015

Food and nutrition security: Inclusive partnerships GREAT Insights Volume 4 Issue 2. Feb/Mar 2015
ECDPM, GREAT Insights magazine, February 2015

A universal global partnership – Wishful thinking?
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, ECDPM Talking Points blog, 6 February 2015

The future of ACP-EU relations beyond 2020: An update of my personal reflections
Dieter Frisch, ECDPM Discussion Paper 172, January 2015

The post-2015 debate: Inequality matters…mainly beyond the SDGs
San Bilal, Europe’s World blog, 22 January 2015

De la division à l’intégration de l’Afrique : Réflexions sur le rôle de l’Europe
Dieter Frisch, ECDPM Discussion Paper 169, January 2015


Events


Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference-CUTS meeting on regional integration
CUTS, 16 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
San Bilal spoke at this event.

Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference: ICTSD/ECDPM/WTO trade and development symposium
WTO, ECDPM and ICTSD, 15 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Isabelle Ramdoo, Francesco Rampa, Tanit Parada-Tur and San Bilal facilitated this event.

Trade and development symposium
ICTSD, 14 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Isabelle Ramdoo, Tanit Parada-Tur, Francesco Rampa and Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl attended this event.

Trade development symposium
ICTSD, 13 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at this event.

Resource-based industrialisation and global value chains
AU, AMDC and ECDPM, 10 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at this event.

EIB-ECDPM stakeholder consultation Nairobi
EIB and ECDPM, 9 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl and San Bilal facilitated this event.

High-level conference on EU and global value chains
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 December 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
San Bilal, Jeske van Seters and Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event

Dutch conference on sustainable GVC
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 December 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event

JPA Committee on economic development, finance and trade
ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, 4 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal attended this event.

EIB stakeholder consultation
ECDPM, 1 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl facilitated this event.

Partnerships for development in the mining sector
Europa, 1 December 2015, Paris, France
Karim Karaki attended this event.

Local content in mining
30 November 2015, Paris, France
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at this event.

Corridors, clusters, and spatial development initiatives in African agriculture
CGIAR, ECDPM, NEPAD, 30 November 2015, Durban, South Africa
Paul Engel, Bruce Byiers and Paulina Bizzotto Molina provided written input for and attended this event.

Connecting resources and society in Botswana maximising the potential of resource driven economies
23 November 2015
Karim Karaki attended this event online.

Review of implementation of commitments made towards Africa’s development
United Nations Monitoring Mechanism (UNMM) and OECD, 23 November 2015, Paris, France
San Bilal actively participated in this event

Higher risks for more benefits, the Impact Financing Envelope
European Investment Bank, 19 November 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl and San Bilal attended this event.

CDI launch: Measuring rich countries’ efforts to meet the SDGs
Center for Global Development, 16 November 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Bruce Byiers attended this event.

EIB internal workshop
European Investment Bank, 13 November 2015, Luxembourg
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl and San Bilal facilitated this event.

October days for sustainable development
University of Luxembourg and European Investment Bank Institute, Chambre des Salariés Luxembourg, 28 October 2015, Luxembourg
San Bilal attended this event

Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
African Union, 3 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal spoke at this event.

Fifth informal donor dialogue meeting
ECDPM, 20 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, San Bilal and Bruce Byiers facilitated this event.

OCTA information day
Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA), 20 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Kathleen van Hove attended this meeting.

EU private sector expert’s meeting
European Commission, 19 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Bruce Byiers spoke at this event.

Transatlantic seminar: Unpacking TTIP negotiations
Institute for European Studies, 16 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal attended this event.

Local content meeting
Africa Research Institute, 15 October 2015, London, United Kingdom
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at this event.

NL Nigerian business delegation
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 13 October 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands
San Bilal spoke at this event.

ATWA inception meeting
DANIDA, 12 October 2015, Abuja, Nigeria
Bruce Byiers spoke at this event.

EP delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee
European Parliament, 17 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Kathleen van Hove spoke at this event.

Fifteenth international economic forum on Africa
OEVD, 8 September 2015, Berlin, Germany
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl and Tanit Parada-Tur attended this event.

TIPS annual forum 2015 – Regional industrialisation and integration
UNU-WIDER, 14 July 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa
Bruce Byiers attended this event.

EIB Africa day
European Investment Bank, 9 July 2015, Luxembourg
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl and San Bilal provided written input for and attended this event.

EIB Africa Day
European Investment Bank, 8 July 2015, Luxembourg
San Bilal spoke at this event.

Assessment of economic benefits generated by EU trade regimes towards developing countries
European Commission, 6 July 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Francis Osiemo Omesa attended this event.

Fifth global review of Aid for Trade
World Trade Organization, 29 June – 1 July 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Bruce Byiers, San Bilal and Jeske van Seters attended and participated in this event.

African TFTA: A key milestone for continental integration?
ICTSD, 29 June 2015
Isabelle Ramdoo, Francesca Guadagno and Francis Osiemo Omesa attended this event online.

European trade policy day
European Commission, 23 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Francis Osiemo Omesa attended this event.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Chances and risks for developing countries
German Development Institute (DIE), 18 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal attended this event.

Extractives in CEMAC region
GIZ, 16 June 2015, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at this event.

Séminaire de lancement du programme sur les ressources minérales à faible valeur
ACP Secretariat, 15 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event.

E15 second Expert Group workshop on extractives
World Economic Forum and ICTSD, 11 June 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Isabelle Ramdoo attended and participated in this event.

National roundtable on gold
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 9 June 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands
Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event.

The challenges of DG Grow and the political context of the new European Commission
EPPA, 2 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal attended this event.

InfoPoint Conference on “Overcoming technical barriers to trade”
European Commission, 2 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Alfonso Medinilla and Francis Osiemo Omesa attended this event

Expert seminar on financing for development
ECDPM, Kaleidos Research and Partos, 27 May 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands
James Mackie, Ewald Wermuth and Rhys Williams attended and spoke at this event.

European Report on Development 2015 presentation, The Hague
Kaleidos Research, 27 May 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands
James Mackie spoke at this event.

La valorisation des projets en Afrique de l’Ouest et les conditions de leur réalisation
ASCPE, 22 May 2015, Paris, France
Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event.

European Report on Development presentation at United Nations
DEVCO, 21 May 2015, New York, USA
James Mackie spoke at this event.

World Bank 2015 development finance forum
World Bank, 21-22 May 2015, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
San Bilal attended this event.

EU-Cord Network private sector discussion
EU-Cord, 20 May 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Bruce Byiers spoke at this event.

Political economy of regional integration in the East African Community
World Bank and TMEA, 12 May 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
San Bilal and Bruce Byiers spoke at this event.

European Report on Development 2015 launch: Combining finance and policies for the post 2015 agenda
ECDPM, ODI, GDI/DIE, 4 May 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, San Bilal and James Mackie facilitated this event.

ACP Sub-Committee of Ambassadors on development, finance and intra-ACP programming (EU blending)
ACP Secretariat, 29 April 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal spoke at this event.

Local content policy in the extractive sector in Africa
Trust Africa and Tax Justice Network, 21 April 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at this event.

Lifting people out of poverty – Can public-private finance truly deliver?
European Policy Centre and Oxfam, 30 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl attended this event.

Preparatory meetings EPAs
23 March 2015, Luxembourg
Isabelle Ramdoo provided written input for this event.

World Vision roundtable: Emerging trends in EU development finance and private sector partnerships
World Vision, 20 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl spoke at this event

JAES meeting on extractives and infrastructure
European Commission and African Union Commission, 19 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event.

ACP-EU JPA – Committee on economic development, finance and trade (post-2015)
ACP-EU JPA, 19 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal spoke at this event

Second Workshop with the Private Sector- Policy Forum on Development
European Commission, 16 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Carmen Torres and Bruce Byiers attended this event.

E15 first Expert Group workshop on trade and investment in extractive industries
ICTSD, 12 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Isabelle Ramdoo spoke at and provided written input for this event.

EIB supporting access to finance for SMEs and midcaps in ACP countries
European Investment Bank, 12 March 2015, Brussels, Brussels
San Bilal attended this event.

SME financing in Africa
ACP Secretariat, 11 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal and Bruce Byiers attended this event.

ODI Development Progress – Employment Dimension launch
ODI and ECDPM, 9 March 2015, London, United Kingdom
Bruce Byiers spoke at this event.

Presentation of the 2015 European Report on Development to JICA
Japan International Cooperation Agency, 7 March 2015, Tokyo, Japan
James Mackie presented this report.

The role of the private sector in development
European Parliament, 5 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Bruce Byiers spoke at this event.

Methods and practices of peer reviews: Lessons from the African Peer Review Mechanism and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
APRM and OECD, 4 March 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa
Faten Aggad spoke at this event.

The Atlantic: Drivers of change
German Marshall Fund, 24 February 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal attended this event.

European Report on Development 2015 presentation at conference of the Southern Voice Network
15 February 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
James Mackie spoke at this event

DFID trade and development open ideas day
Department for International Development, 12 February 2015, London, United Kingdom
Sean Woolfrey attended this event.

TTIP, TPP and the rise of mega-regionals: Consequences for Africa
ECIPE, 10 February 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal attended this event.

GR:EEN final dissemination conference on “The EU in global re-ordering: Shaping or chasing it”
ISPI, 5 February 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal spoke at this event.

Financing for development ODI online event
Overseas Development Institute, 4 February 2015, London, United Kingdom
Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl attended this event.

Businesses for development: Perspectives from the cooperative world
Cooperatives Europe, 28 January 2015, Brussels, United Kingdom
Bruce Byiers facilitated this event.

21st Steering Committee and Extraordinary Council of Ministers meetings of the Eastern Africa Power Pool
EAPP, 21 January 2015, Bujumbura, Burundi
Sean Woolfrey attended this event.

An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future
World Bank, 9 January 2015, Brussels, Belgium
San Bilal, Kathleen van Hove and Isabelle Ramdoo attended this event.