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Assessing Gender Inclusion in the Migration Policies of ECOWAS

Briefing Notes (series)
15-08-2019
  • Amanda Bisong

This policy briefing assesses the gender dimension of the ECOWAS regional framework for migration governance, focusing on regulations and protocols on free movement, specifically the ECOWAS treaty and the ECOWAS gender and ...

Rapport annuel 2018

Annual reports
30-07-2019
  • 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 ...

Need for a paradigm shift of regional integration in Africa

Discussion Papers (series)
26-07-2019
  • Mark Pearson

The regional integration agenda in Africa is under threat, mainly because of complacency, donor dependency and lack of ownership of the integration agenda by African countries themselves. Our research on the COMESA ...

Sustainable food systems through diversification and indigenous vegetables

An analysis of the southern Nakuru County

Books and book chapters
17-07-2019
  • Francesco Rampa
  • Hanne Knaepen

The performance of the food system in the southern Nakuru County is currently poor in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability. The booming flower and vegetable export sectors and the strong ...

ECDPM Annual Report 2018

Annual reports
27-06-2019
  • ECDPM

In our annual report 2018 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 ...

Refresh and reload: EU and Africa working together on research and innovation

Discussion Papers (series)
17-06-2019
  • Mariella Di Ciommo
  • Sanne Thijssen

This is the second paper on collaboration on research and innovation (R&I) between Europe and Africa. The first one looked at African perspectives on the topic and this second one focuses on ...

The complexities of tackling illicit financial flows in practice

The example of Tanzania

Discussion Papers (series)
10-06-2019
  • Luckystar Miyandazi

The issue of illicit financial flows (IFFs) in the mineral sector of African countries has been the recent focus of African regional and national policy discussions. Research and analysis by institutions like ...

Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Opportunities in EU external action beyond 2020

Discussion Papers (series)
03-06-2019
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Sanne Thijssen
  • Sophie Desmidt

Twenty-five years have passed since the International Conference on Population and Development that laid the foundation for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In this paper, we review the place of ...

The political economy of Africa’s regional ‘spaghetti bowl’ – Synthesis report

27-05-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jan Vanheukelom

This report synthesises the findings of a two-year research project on the political economy dynamics of regional organisations (PEDRO). It aims to explain why African countries join multiple, often overlapping, regional organisations ...

L’approche de continent à continent ne fait pas recette: Messages contradictoires des deux rives et aucun enthousiasme en Afrique du Nord

Discussion Papers (series)
06-05-2019
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Emmanuel De Groof

Dans cet article, nous analysons le rôle des États d’Afrique du Nord dans les relations Afrique-Europe et en quoi ce rôle est influencé par les acteurs politiques des deux continents. Les pays ...

Investing in Europe’s global role: The must-have guide for the negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

29-04-2019
  • Andrew Sherriff

Want to share this page? Use our short URL http://ecdpm.org/mffguide In 2019, a new European Parliament, new European Commission and new President of the European Council will have their hands full with ...

Youth unemployment and the role of regional organisations

The case of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Discussion Papers (series)
08-04-2019
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Kesaobaka Pharatlhatlhe

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the African continent. This paper explores the drivers and blockages to addressing youth unemployment through regional frameworks such as the 2016 SADC Youth ...

Migration and the next EU long-term budget: Key choices for external action

Discussion Papers (series)
29-03-2019
  • Anna Knoll
  • Pauline Veron

The rising number of asylum seekers and irregular migrants since 2015 has clearly influenced the European Commission proposal for the 2021-2027 budget. This paper explores the various positions and issues at stake ...

Assertive, appreciative and aloof: South Africa, Cabo Verde and Ghana reflect on EU research and innovation collaboration

Discussion Papers (series)
29-03-2019
  • Mariella Di Ciommo
  • Sanne Thijssen
  • Emmanuel De Groof

Research and innovation (R&I) is a key ingredient of sustainable development. It is also an asset that the EU wishes to leverage to create more horizontal, mutually beneficial and multi-actor partnerships with ...

Africa-EU relations and post-Cotonou: African collective action or further fragmentation of partnerships?

Briefing Notes (series)
29-03-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Jean Bossuyt

The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states formally kicked off negotiations for a new partnership agreement in the margins of the September 2018 UN General Assembly. The ...

A smart mix for responsible business conduct: Due diligence legislation and multi-stakeholder initiatives

Briefing Notes (series)
25-03-2019
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Poorva Karkare

There is an increasing awareness of the need to embed corporate responsibility for preserving human and labour rights as well as minimising environmental damage in the move towards responsible business conduct. While ...

Responsibly sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas: Lessons from the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals

Briefing Notes (series)
25-03-2019
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Nadia Ashraf

In 2021, the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will enter into force. It implies that importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, their ores and gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas into the EU will ...

Rhetoric and real progress on the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa

Discussion Papers (series)
18-03-2019
  • Sophie Desmidt
  • Laura Davis

This paper looks at how the European Union and the African Union promote the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa. The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda enjoys high visibility among ...

The uncharted path towards a European Peace Facility

Discussion Papers (series)
18-03-2019
  • Matthias Deneckere

This paper analyses the proposal for the creation of a European Peace Facility (EPF), which would allow the EU to deploy military operations more effectively and to finance peace support operations led ...

Regional peace architectures in Africa: A reality check

Discussion Papers (series)
18-03-2019
  • Jan Vanheukelom
  • Sophie Desmidt

The African Union and its formally-recognised regional organisations spend substantial financial resources and human capital on peace efforts in Africa to silence the guns by 2020. Over the last two decades, they ...

Think local. Governance, humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding in Somalia

Discussion Papers (series)
11-03-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Pauline Veron

This study seeks to understand the incentives and interests – or lack thereof – for collaboration and coordination across humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, as the call for a ‘nexus approach’ grows ...

Entre coopération et contestation: Les intérêts maliens dans la gestion des fleuves transfrontaliers du Sahel

Discussion Papers (series)
11-03-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Martin Ronceray
  • Amagoin Keita

Cette étude examine les intérêts et incitations qui influencent le positionnement du Mali dans la gouvernance des eaux transfrontalières en Afrique de l’Ouest, à la fois sur son territoire et au travers ...

Aborder le développement régional autrement – note methodologique

Research
11-03-2019
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jean Bossuyt

Un large éventail de cadres et d’outils d’analyse d’économie politique ont été mis au point pour guider les analyses par pays, par secteur ou focalisées sur des problèmes en particulier, et pour ...

Leveraging the next EU budget for sustainable development finance: The European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+)

Discussion Papers (series)
18-02-2019
  • San Bilal

In the European Commission proposal for the next long-term budget 2021-2027 of the European Union (EU), the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) Regulation introduces an innovative unified financial architecture ...

African power pools: Regional energy, national power

Discussion Papers (series)
18-02-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Karim Karaki

Despite the continent’s natural resource endowment of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) suffers from huge deficits in the supply and distribution of energy. While there is a need for ...