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A new EU strategic approach to global development, resilience and sustainability

June 2016

Venturi, B., Helly, D. 2016. A new EU strategic approach to global development, resilience and sustainability. (IAI Working Papers 16/14). Rome. Istituto Affari Internazionali.

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The new EU Global Strategy (EUGS) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda provide an opportunity for the EU to refresh its global approach to development cooperation. The EUGS could promote resilience through coherence between internal and external policies, in line with the 2030 Agenda. The EUGS could establish a new EU approach to development combining resilience, development and conflict sensitivity. As a multi-diplomacy umbrella document fostering policy coherence, the EUGS will have to acknowledge and encourage a series of adjustments to be made in EU development diplomacy and cooperation to contribute to the universal and transformative SDG agenda.

Paper prepared in the framework of the review of the EU Global Strategy by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, May 2016.

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