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Continental drifts in a multipolar world

Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2019

Challenges Papers (series)
14-01-2019
  • Alexei Jones
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Philomena Apiko

ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper seeks to identify the important debates of the coming year and to sketch the backdrop against which these will unfold. The aim is to offer perspectives on the ...

ECDPM work plan 2019-2020

Corporate documents
19-12-2018

ECDPM’s mandate focuses on Africa-Europe relations and the interface between the African and European continents. We seek to inform and influence European, African and international policies and to forge partnerships to work ...

ECDPM Strategy Implementation Plan 2018-2021

Corporate documents
19-12-2018
  • ECDPM

This implementation plan spells out how ECDPM engages to deliver on its 2017-2021 Strategy. That Strategy explores the changing global context of our work and explains the rationale underlying the four areas ...

The political economy of regional industrialisation strategies

Discussion Papers (series)
17-12-2018
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Sean Woolfrey
  • Karim Karaki

Industrial policy is on the rise in Africa. Along with the many African countries that have introduced national industrial policies, a number of Africa’s regional economic communities have adopted regional industrialisation strategies. ...

African river basin organisations: From best practice to best fit

Discussion Papers (series)
03-12-2018
  • Alfonso Medinilla

Transboundary river basin organisations (RBOs) are a specific subset of regional organisations in Africa. RBO membership follows a purely geographic logic with mandates centre around managing a single shared resource. On paper, ...

Governing a new broad instrument for EU external action: The ins and outs of the institutional power struggle

Briefing Notes (series)
03-12-2018
  • Alexei Jones
  • Emmanuel De Groof
  • Joanna Kahiluoto

In this briefing note, we set the scene for the institutional battle over the governance of the proposed €s89.2 billion Neighbourhood, Development, International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). We identify a number of thorny ...

How to spend €89.2 billion: Early developments in international cooperation programming

Discussion Papers (series)
26-11-2018
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Mariella Di Ciommo
  • Sanne Thijssen

In the proposal for its next budget (2021-2027), the European Commission envisages a major restructuring of its external action architecture that reflects the EU’s ambition to pursue a more strategic, political and ...

Supporting peacebuilding in times of change: Case study Sweden

Reports
05-11-2018
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Pauline Veron

What are the significant and recurrent factors that influence support to peacebuilding in Europe? And how will these impact the engagement of the peacebuilding community in the years to come? This report ...

Capitalisation des expériences et acquis de la Côte d’Ivoire en matière de politiques publiques, de structuration et de gestion de la filière anacarde

Discussion Papers (series)
31-10-2018
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Dieu-donné Konnon

La filière anacarde s’est développée considérablement en Côte d’Ivoire, notamment ces dernières années. Le pays a connu une augmentation de production très rapide de la noix de cajou et en est depuis ...

Promoting gender in the EU external response to migration: The case of the Trust Fund for Africa

Discussion Papers (series)
22-10-2018
  • Anna Knoll
  • Noemi Cascone

The EU has stepped up its approach to gender in external action with the adoption of the second EU Gender Action Plan (GAP II) for 2016-2020. This research investigates how gender has ...

SADC industrialisation: Where regional agendas meet domestic interests

Discussion Papers (series)
08-10-2018
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jan Vanheukelom
  • Sean Woolfrey

This paper looks at the political economy dynamics around regional industrialisation policy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It examines what drives regional industrialisation strategies in African Regional Economic Communities (RECs); ...

The ice is broken, what’s next?

How the EU and middle-income countries work together on climate change

Discussion Papers (series)
28-09-2018
  • Mariella Di Ciommo
  • Sanne Thijssen
  • Meritxell Sayós Monràs

More advanced and middle-income developing countries (MADCs and MICs), some of which are major emitters of greenhouse gases, have come under increasing pressure to do their part on climate change. This paper ...

Working with the grain of African integration

Briefing Notes (series)
28-09-2018
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jaime de Melo
  • Ed Brown

This Briefing Note gives an overview of the complexities and challenges facing efforts at regional integration in Africa. Although frustration with progress in regional integration is widespread, ambitions continue to grow with ...

Supporting peacebuilding in times of change: Case study Germany

Reports
27-09-2018
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Volker Hauck

What are the significant and recurrent factors that influence support to peacebuilding in Europe? And how will these impact the engagement of the peacebuilding community in the years to come? This report ...

Making markets work for indigenous vegetables in the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya

Discussion Papers (series)
25-09-2018
  • Hanne Knaepen

Like in other parts of Kenya, the population around Lake Naivasha produces and consumes various indigenous vegetables, such as black nightshade or amaranth. Despite their sustainability benefits, the local food system is ...

Advancing the impossible? Progress of the joint African, European and international response to the migration crisis in Libya

Discussion Papers (series)
24-09-2018

Italy’s hard-line policy on migration under the new government has sparked renewed controversies about the conditions for migrants and asylum seekers trapped in Libya. The challenge of ending detention and human rights ...

Supporting peacebuilding in times of change

A synthesis of 4 case studies

Reports
17-09-2018
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Matthias Deneckere
  • Pauline Veron

What are the significant and recurrent factors that influence support to peacebuilding in Europe? And how will these impact the engagement of the peacebuilding community in the years to come? This report ...

Tackling the triggers of violence-induced displacement

The contribution of the African Peace and Security Architecture and African Governance Architecture

Discussion Papers (series)
10-09-2018
  • Anna Knoll
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Displacement induced by violence affects the African continent disproportionately.The African Union (AU) has developed two key continental instruments to potentially address this issue. The first is the African Peace and Security Architecture ...

A crucial week for Africa and Europe beyond 2040

A continent-to-continent approach: The African momentum

Briefing Notes (series)
10-09-2018
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Emmanuel De Groof

In 2018, the African Union (AU) has on several occasions advocated for an all-Africa approach in its relations with the European Union. The current construction of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group ...

Radioscopie du Plan d’investissement extérieur de l’UE

Briefing Notes (series)
04-09-2018
  • San Bilal

Cette page est également disponible en: Anglais La prise en charge des défis de développement contemporains et la promotion du développement durable dans l’esprit du Programme d’action à l’horizon 2030 des Nations ...

Le Plan d’investissement extérieur européen

défis et prochaines étapes pour changer la donne

Briefing Notes (series)
04-09-2018
  • San Bilal

Cette page est également disponible en Anglais Le Plan d’investissement extérieur (PIE) de l’Union européenne (UE) propose un cadre de stimulation des investissements privés attrayant et différent, plus propre que les pratiques ...

Aiming high or falling short?

A brief analysis of the proposed future EU budget for external action

Briefing Notes (series)
03-09-2018
  • Alexei Jones
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Jean Bossuyt

In May and June 2018, the European Commission presented a package of proposals for the upcoming seven-year budget of the European Union, known as the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The proposals ...

Policy coherence for agricultural transformation in African least developed countries (LDCs)

Aligning agriculture and trade policymaking processes

Reports
23-08-2018
  • Paulina Bizzotto Molina
  • Sean Woolfrey

This report has been jointly prepared by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It was informed by four country ...

Rapport Annuel 2017

Annual reports | Corporate documents
01-08-2018
  • ECDPM

Ce rapport vous propose une vue d’ensemble de l’année écoulée, en commençant par nos activités les plus remarquables, puis en zoomant sur douze projets passionnants. Le rapport suit le lien qui relie ...

ECDPM Annual Report 2017

Annual reports | Corporate documents
02-07-2018
  • ECDPM

In our annual report 2017 we provide a bird’s eye view of the past year, starting with our most noteworthy activities and then zooming in on twelve exciting projects. The report makes ...