Making policies work
  • Commentary

    The EU-AU Summit: From diplomatic success to a more balanced investment partnership

  • Publication

    The role of low- and middle-income countries in the circular economy transition of the Netherlands and the EU

  • Publication

    A gender-sensitive sustainable COVID-19 recovery: The role of development finance institutions

  • Commentary

    The beauty contest is over: High time to reform the European financial architecture for development

  • Publication

    Towards a global green recovery: The cases of Denmark, the EU, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK

  • Commentary

    Eight ways the European Investment Bank can help tackle climate change in Africa

  • Commentary

    The European development financing system: A call for urgent action

Economic growth, poverty reduction and sustainable development have suffered major setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our economic recovery and transformation team wants to contribute to effective European and African policies and instruments for a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery and transformation in Africa.


Our work


Topics we look at include:

  • Private sector development, trade and investment in Europe-Africa relations
  • The European financial architecture for development and EU sustainable corporate governance legislation – and their impact on African countries
  • Circular economy
  • Women’s economic empowerment

More information


The economic recovery and transformation workstream is part of the ‘sustainable African economies and climate action’ cluster.

For more information about our work, get in touch with San Bilal or have a look at ECDPM’s 2022-2023 work plan.


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