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Sustainable EU business and trade: How the Enterprise Europe Network can promote trade beyond Europe

Briefing Notes (series)
23-03-2020
  • Jeske van Seters
  • San Bilal

The expansion of European small and medium enterprises beyond EU borders will not only be important for competitiveness, economic growth and innovation, but also for the promotion of EU values and interests, ...

Mapping private sector engagement along the migration cycle

Reports
16-03-2020
  • Amanda Bisong
  • Anna Knoll

The private sector plays an important role in achieving development outcomes and its engagement can help strengthen the link between displacement, migration and sustainable development, according to the OECD. International development agendas ...

Beyond good intentions: The new EU-Africa partnership

Discussion Papers (series)
02-03-2020
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Chloe Teevan

The EU and Africa are each trying to find their place in an unstable world. This paper argues that the needs and expectations on both sides call for a new and more ...

Mapping private sector engagement along the migration cycle

Summary report

07-02-2020
  • Amanda Bisong
  • Anna Knoll

The private sector plays an important role in achieving development outcomes and its engagement can help strengthen the link between displacement, migration and sustainable development, according to the OECD. International development agendas ...

Vers une stratégie européenne pour des textiles équitables et durables

Discussion Papers (series)
07-02-2020
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Nadia Ashraf

Au lendemain de l’effondrement catastrophique du Rana Plaza qui secoua le Bangladesh, des efforts ont été déployés à l’échelle mondiale afin de remédier aux mauvaises conditions de travail et aux violations des ...

Démêler l’écheveau de l’économie politique des organisations régionales africaines

Briefing Notes (series)
27-01-2020
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Sean Woolfrey

Ce rapport présente les principales constatations du projet de recherche biennal ‘Dynamiques d’économie politique des organisations régionales africaines’ (PEDRO par son sigle en anglais). Ce programme vise à expliquer les raisons pour ...

Africa and EU-Africa partnership insights: Input for Estonia’s new Africa strategy

Discussion Papers (series)
13-01-2020
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Nadia Ashraf

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia envisages to develop an Africa strategy to steer Estonia’s development cooperation with the continent. While Estonia currently has limited presence in Africa, it is opportune ...

The global institutional landscape of food and agriculture: How to achieve SDG 2

Discussion Papers (series)
16-12-2019
  • Francesco Rampa
  • Koen Dekeyser
  • Robyn Alders

The world is not on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. Hunger has risen for the fourth year in a row, fuelled particularly by growing food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa. ...

ECDPM Work plan 2020-2021

Corporate documents
11-12-2019
  • ECDPM

ECDPM’s mandate focuses on Africa-Europe relations and the interface between the African and European continents. Our mission is to make policies work for sustainable and inclusive development. To accomplish that, we forge ...

Boosting EU climate finance: Mitigate more without neglecting adaptation in poorer countries

Briefing Notes (series)
09-12-2019
  • Pamella Ahairwe
  • San Bilal

As the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid calls for the full operationalisation of the Paris Agreement, Europe is committing to green its policies both within and beyond the European ...

Sewing the pieces together: Towards an EU strategy for fair and sustainable textiles

Discussion Papers (series)
09-12-2019
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Nadia Ashraf

Workers’ rights violations in the textiles industry have received more attention since the catastrophic fall of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. More recently, there is also growing recognition of the serious environmental ...

A necessary shake-up: EU programming for international cooperation

04-11-2019
  • Alexei Jones
  • Mariella Di Ciommo

This paper looks at the next programming phase for the European Union (EU)’s external resources and asks how programming can be harnessed as a space to make EU external action more consistent ...

Mission possible? The Geopolitical Commission and the partnership with Africa

Briefing Notes (series)
28-10-2019
  • Andrew Sherriff
  • Chloe Teevan

The new European Commission takes office against a backdrop of global challenges emanating from near and far, including climate change, trade wars and cyber threats. With this in mind, Commission President-elect Ursula ...

Elections in Africa – Playing the game or bending the rules?

Discussion Papers (series)
21-10-2019
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Martin Ronceray

Though more elections are taking place on the African continent than ever before, less than one in six major elections results in a full transfer of power. Six of the world’s ten ...

Peace and security in Africa: Drivers and implications of North Africa’s southern gaze

Discussion Papers (series)
21-10-2019
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Recent years have seen a North African ‘comeback’ to the continent, with many North African countries strategically expanding their presence and seizing economic opportunities in Africa, while securing strategic foreign policy goals. ...

Governance in Africa-Europe relations: Modesty, realism and working politically

Briefing Notes (series)
14-10-2019
  • Geert Laporte

Since the 1990s governance has been a top priority in the Europe-Africa partnership. This briefing note identifies some of the political and bureaucratic hurdles in dealing with poorly governed states and suggests ...

EU-UN cooperation: Confronting change in the multilateral system

Discussion Papers (series)
20-09-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Pauline Veron
  • Vera Mazzara

This paper looks at the role of the European Union (EU) and its member states in the United Nations (UN). It examines opportunities for deepening EU-UN cooperation in the years to come, ...

Finance to adapt: Making climate funding work for agriculture at the local level

13-09-2019
  • Francesco Rampa
  • Hanne Knaepen
  • Bethany Tietjen

Bethany Tietjen, Francesco Rampa and Hanne Knaepen take a closer look at finance for climate adaptation in the agriculture sector. They present a number of recommendations for how to direct climate funding ...

Self-financing the African Union: One levy, multiple reforms

Discussion Papers (series)
09-09-2019
  • Luckystar Miyandazi
  • Philomena Apiko

Self-financing the African Union (AU) is one of the urgent and necessary institutional reforms, critical for the realisation of the AU vision for inclusive and sustainable development as laid out in its ...

Fostering the local dimension of blended finance: From principles to practice

Discussion Papers (series)
06-09-2019

Blended finance is emerging as one of the means to mobilise more effectively commercial capital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement – stimulating impactful investment, quality job creation ...

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 ...