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Sailing new waters in the cooperation between the EU and more advanced developing countries

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Over the last decades, the world moved from one in which a majority of poor developing countries co-existed with a handful of rich countries, into one in which many developing countries have made significant progress towards their own development.

The European Union (EU) and its member states look at richer developing countries – middle-income and more advanced developing countries (MICs and MADCs) – as allies on global issues. They are also important counterparts for leadership building in their own regions. Possibilities for cooperation include global collective action, as well as mutually beneficial partnerships that increasingly go beyond the classical realm of development cooperation.

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This tool summarises the findings of our extensive study on the way the European Union engages with middle-income and more advanced developing countries.

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EU foreign and development policyMiddle Income Countries (MIC)