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Great Insights, Volume 4, Issue 3 (April/May 2015)


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The 11th CAADP Partnership Platform: much positive talk, but little walk
Talking Points, Francesco Rampa, 10 April 2015
The 11th Partnership Platform (PP) of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) took place two weeks ago in Johannesburg, South Africa. As I said before travelling there, expectations were high: it was the first PP since the African Union (AU) Heads of State Malabo Declaration. The theme this year –“Walking the Talk: Delivering on Malabo Commitments”– reflected the objective to shape how the Malabo ambitions and new specific commitments will be translated into action, results and impact.

Can ‘Responsible Investment Principles’ de-polarise the debate on agricultural PPPs in Africa?
Talking Points, Sean Woolfrey, 7 April 2015
The use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to promote agricultural development is becoming increasingly prominent in Africa, but has provoked fierce criticism due to concerns about their impact on local communities. There is a clear need for these instruments to mitigate the risk of large-scale investments to these communities and to ensure best practice is followed.

L’agenda universel post-2015 – Le partenariat ACP-UE répond-il encore à ses objectifs ? 
Talking Points, Jean Bossuyt and Neils Keijzer, 3 avril 2015
L’universalité est l’un des aspects clés de l’agenda global post-2015, mais que  signifie-t-il pour les relations ACP-UE ? Jean Bossuyt et Niels Keijzer se penchent sur cette question dans ce blog ECDPM.

Public-private partnerships for development: From principles to practice?
Talking Points, Sebastian Große-Puppendahl, 2 April 2015
There is a need to readily embrace the complexity and diversity of public-private partnerships and focus on how to translate broad principles into operational tools.

This article was published in GREAT Insights Volume 4, Issue 3 (April/May 2015).