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Volker Hauck’s publications

ECDPM publications

Sherriff, A., Veron, P., Deneckere M. and V. Hauck. 2018. Supporting peacebuilding in times of change. A synthesis of four case studies. Sept. 2018. Maastricht: ECDPM

Deneckere, M. and V. Hauck. 2018. Supporting peacebuilding in times of change: case study Germany. Sept. 2018. Maastricht: ECDPM

Desmidt, S. and Hauck, V. 2017. Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). (Discussion Paper 211). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V. 2017. Understanding the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). More than a Conference platform? Maastricht: ECDPM (Study Report).

Desmidt, S. and Hauck, V. 2017. Understanding the Eastern Africa Standby Force. A regional mechanism without a political home. Maastricht: ECDPM (Study Report).

Bilal, S., Hauck, V. 2016. Prosperity for peace. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1. February 2016.

Hauck, V., Knoll, A., Herrero Cangas, A. 2015. EU Trust Funds – Shaping more comprehensive external action? (Briefing Note 81). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Bilal, S., Hauck, V., Weijer, F. de. 2014. Peacebuilding and statebuilding. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 1. December 2014/January 2015.

Sherriff, A., Hauck, V. 2014. A more peaceful and secure world: A more effective response to violent conflict and insecurity. In:  ETTG. 2014. Our collective interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action (chapter 3). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V., Galeazzi, G., Vanheukelom, J. 2013. The EU’s State Building Contracts: Courageous assistance to fragile states, but how effective in the end? (Briefing Note 60). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V. Land, T. 2011. Fostering democratic ownership: A capacity development perspective. (Discussion Paper 103). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Land, T., Hauck, V., Baser, H. 2009. Capacity development: Between planned interventions and emergent processes – Implications for development cooperation (Policy Management Brief 22). Maastricht: ECDPM.

ECDPM. 2008. Capacity, Change and Performance – Insights and Implications for Development Cooperation (Policy Management Brief 21). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Land, T., Hauck, V., Baser, H. 2007. Aid effectiveness and the provision of TA personnel: Improving practice (Policy Management Brief 20). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V., Souto, M. 2007. Provision of technical assistance personnel in Mozambique: Between ‘doing the work’ and a ‘hands-off’ approach. (Discussion Paper 75). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Campos, F., Hauck, V. 2005. Networking collaboratively: The Brazilian Observatorio on human resources in health. (Discussion Paper 57L) Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V., Hasse, O., Koppensteiner, M. 2005. EC budget support: Thumbs up or down? (Discussion Paper 63) Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V., Mandie-Filer, A., Bolger, J. 2005. Ringing the church bell: The role of Papua New Guinean churches in governance and public performance. (Discussion Paper 57F) Maastricht: ECDPM.

Bolger, J., Mandie-Filer, A., Hauck, V. 2005. Papua New Guinea’s health sector: A review of capacity, change and performance issues. (Discussion Paper 57E) Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V. 2004. Resilience and high performance amidst conflict, epidemics and extreme poverty: The Lacor Hospital, northern Uganda. (Discussion Paper 57A) Maastricht: ECDPM.

Land, T., Hauck, V. 2003. Building coherence between sector reforms and decentralisation: Do SWAps provide the missing link? (Discussion Paper 49). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V. 2003. Donor performance monitoring: Feedback from aid recipients., Issue 16 (2003).

Pavignani, E., Hauck, V., 2002. Pooling of technical assistance in Mozambique: Innovative practices and challenges. (Discussion Paper 39). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V., Land, T. 2000. Beyond the partnership rhetoric: Experiences and policy considerations for implementing genuine partnerships in North-South cooperation. (Discussion Paper 20). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V. 2000. Building the capacities of political parties in Southern Africa: Reviewing the strategy of the Netherlands. (Discussion Paper 15). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Materu, J., Land, T., Hauck, V., Knight, J. 2000. Decentralised cooperation and joint action: Building partnerships between local government and civil society in Africa. (Policy Management Report 10). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Other publications

Luda di Cortemiglia, V., V. Hauck, M. Le Boulch, A. Ibukun Akinyemi, S. Konan Yao, G. Ward-Booth, A. Abdoulaye Diallo, and A. Knoll. 2018. Needs assessment study for the development and implementation of legislation and strategies to counter migrant smuggling covering Côte D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea and ECOWAS – Final Study. IBF Consulting for DG Migration and Home Affairs. July 2018

Atos, TNO, Fraunhofer, SatCen, ECDPM and IAI. 2017. Recommendations for the development of a future Situational Awareness, Information Exchange and Operation Control Platform (OCP) in EU civilian CSDP missions. CIVILEX Policy brief July 2017.

Burnay, M., M. Deneckere, K. Raube and V. Hauck. 2016. Does the EU have the right instruments to finance assistance in enduring crisis and the needs of upper middle income countries? Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate-General for External Policies

Deneckere, M., V. Hauck and C. Barrios. 2016. The EU Engagement in Protracted Crisis: Towards a Comprehensive Approach? In: Nação e Defesa, No. 144, pp. 141-161.

De Weijer, F., Hauck, V. 2015. Release the pressure on Governance Practitioners. In: A. Whaites, E. Gonzalez, S. Fyson and G. Teskey (ed.) A Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches. Paris: OECD.

Ed. Greijn H., Hauck, V., Land, A., Ubels, J. Capacity Development Beyond Aid. 2015. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and ECDPM. 

Hauck, V., Young, J. 2015. Strengthening countries’ capacity to steer themselves: experiences from think tank and knowledge network support programmes. In: Capacity Development Beyond Aid. 2015. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and ECDPM. 

Hauck, V., Rocca, C. 2014. Gaps between comprehensive approaches of the EU and EU member states. (Scoping study for the Dutch Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law). The Hague: KPSRL.

Sherriff, A., Hauck, V. 2013. Glass half full: Study on EU lessons learnt in mediation and dialogue. (Study submitted to EEAS by ECDPM through the AETS Consortium – Cardno). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Hauck, V. 2010. The role of churches in creating social capital and improving governance in Papua New Guinea: Lessons for working in fragile situations. In: Public Administration and Development Volume 30 – Issue 1, 49-65.

Hauck, V., Bana, B. 2009. National expertise in international development cooperation: The case of Tanzania. Brussels: Belgian Technical Assistance.

ECDPM/ ACE Europe. 2006. Changing minds and attitudes: Towards improved Belgian Technical Assistance. (Reflection and Discussion Paper 2006/1). Brussels: Belgian Technical Assistance.

Hauck, V., Gaspers, J. 2006. Capacity building for peace and security: A look at Africa. In: International Task Force on Global Public Goods. 2006. Peace and security. Stockholm: ITFGPG: 131-164.

Hauck, V. 2006. Konkurrenz vom Staat: Neue entwicklungspolitische Ansätze bergen Gefahren für nichtstaatliche Organisationen. Der Überblick – Zeitschrift für ökumenische Begegnung und internationale Zusammenarbeit, 4/2006, 42. Jahrgang: S. 26.


ECDPM and Particip. 2017. Evaluation of the implementation of the African Peace Facility as an instrument supporting African efforts to manage conflicts on the continent (2013-2016). DG DEVCO.

ECDPM and Particip. 2016. Final Evaluation of the EU Instrument for Stability – Crisis Response Component (2007-2013). Foreign Policy Instrument.

Study of the EUSR System. 2015. EEAS/FPI, commissioned by the Foreign Policy Instrument.

DG DEVCO. 2014. Evaluation of the European Union’s Co-operation with Timor-Leste 2008-2013, Country Level Evaluation.

Young, J., Hauck, V., Engel, P. 2013. Final Report of the external evaluation of the Think Tank Initiative. (Commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Maastricht, London: ECDPM, ODI.

Hauck, V., Sherriff, A. 2012. EEAS mediation support pilot project: Evaluatory review. (Study submitted to EEAS by ECDPM through the AETS Consortium – Cardno). Maastricht: ECDPM.

Sherriff, A., Goertz, S., Chitaia, M., Hauck, V. (contributing author). 2012. Evaluation of visibility of EU external action: Final report (Volume 4, thematic report on crisis and fragile states). Brussels: DEVCO/EuropeAid.

Mid-term evaluation for GTZ project “Support to the Political Shaping of Decentralisation Processes in African, African Ministerial Conference on Decentralisation and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA)”, July 2010 (team leader).

Hauck, V. (et al.). 2007. Evaluation of the HORIZONT3000 TA Personnel Programme, Final report. Maastricht: ECDPM.

Baser, H. (et al.), Hauck, V. (contributing author). 2007. Evaluation of the Strategic Gap Filling Programme of the Commonwealth Secretariat (Volume 1: Main report). (Evaluation Series No. 78). London: Commonwealth Secretariat.

ECDPM blogs 

Hauck, V. Time to strengthen strategic partnerships for peace and security in Africa. ECDPM Talking Points Blog, 13 November 2017

Hauck, V. Will the new Communication on resilience help to make EU external action more effective? ECDPM Talking Point Blog, 17 March 2017

Deneckere, M., Land, T., Hauck, V. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Conflict and Emergencies. ECDPM Talking Points blog, 13 February 2015.

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. Is EU External Action up to the Challenge of Boko Haram? ECDPM Talking Points blog, 30 January 2015.

Hauck, V., Desmidt, S. A step in the right direction for the EU’s fight Against Ebola. ECDPM Talking Points blog, 24 October 2014.

Hauck, V., Sherriff, A. Addressing peace, security and state fragility: How can the EU do better?  ECDPM Talking Points blog, 28 July 2014.

Hauck, V., Sherriff, A.,  Will the action plan to implement the EU’s Comprehensive Approach have any bite? ECDPM Talking Points blog, 16 May 2014.

Hauck, V., Sherriff, A. Important progress, but real EU comprehensiveness is still ahead of us.  ECDPM Talking Points blog, 20 December 2013.

Hauck, V., Rocca, C. Challenges 2014: Peace and security. ECDPM Talking Points blog, 8 November 2013.

Hauck, V. Drawing lessons from conflict relapse in Africa: What scope to do things differently? – Africa-EU 2014 blog, 18 October 2013.

Hauck, V. Resilience in international cooperation: a new fad? ECDPM Talking Points blog, 12 October 2012.

Hauck, V. What can bridge the divide between humanitarian aid and development? ECDPM Talking Points blog, 19 September 2012.

External blogs

Hauck, V., Deneckere. What lessons from the African Peace Facility for supporting peace and security in Africa? European Think Tanks Group, 16 April 2018.

Guha, D., Hauck, V. Fortress Europe alone will not solve our migration crisis. EurActiv, 1 June 2015.

Hauck, V. Protecting the space of endogenous processes. Knowledge Platform – Security & Rule of Law blog, 22 October 2014.

Hauck, V., Desmidt, S. Why the EU’s Ebola response doesn’t add up. Devex blog,  20 October 2014.

Hauck, V. Improved negotiations between unequal partners. The Broker blog, 5 November 2013. 

Hauck, V. Is there a willingness to get capacity development right? The Broker blog, 2 June 2011.