Making policies work

Our strategy

ECDPM’s strategy for 2017-2021 spells out our ambition for the next five years to remain a leading European ‘think and do tank’ working for sustainable global solutions. It clarifies how we plan to effectively position ourselves in the rapidly evolving context of international cooperation, particularly at the European level and in relation to the widening global development agenda.

The strategy defines four transformational priorities that will help make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) a reality for all:


In working towards these four strategic priorities, we will contribute directly to the Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda, particularly Global Goals 2 (zero hunger), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reduced inequalities), 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and 17 (partnerships for the goals).

Indirectly, our activities will contribute to Global Goals 1 (no poverty), 5 (gender equality), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure),12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action) and 15 (life on land).


ECDPM strategy for 2017-2021

Download our 2017-2021 strategy here (Also available in French)