Klavert, H., Koeb, E., Seters, J. van. 2011. New trends in EU development policy: Reflections on the Green Paper on EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development. (Briefing Note 25). Maastricht: ECDPM.
The European Union is reflecting on ways to increase the impact of EU development policy. In this context the European Commission published a Green Paper in November 2010 on EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development, with questions to which individuals, organisations and countries were invited to react. Over 200 stakeholders provided written contributions to the consultation process and the Green Paper has been discussed in multiple fora. The consultation process will be followed by a Communication of the Commission on a ‘modernised EU development policy’ in June 2011. This briefing note examines the trends reflected in the Green Paper and issues for the National and Regional Authorising Officers to consider in view of their exchange of views with the European Commission on the future of EU development policy.