Calendar and Resources, GREAT Insights, Volume 3, Issue 7 (July/August 2014)

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    EPA Calendar

    23 July 2014: Senior officials level meeting. Kigali, Rwanda.

    Latest ECDPM publications

    Aggad-Clerx, F., El Fassi, S. 2014. Implementing African development initiatives: Opportunities and challenges to securing alternative financing for the Agenda 2063. ECDPM Briefing Note 65. Maastricht: ECDPM.

    There is recognition within Africa that the continent needs to tap into its own wealth to finance its development agendas, most notably the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Significant efforts have been made to map the untapped alternative sources of financing from within Africa. These show that significant resources could be raised from within Africa, enough to cover about 70% of the development financing needs.

    ECDPM, SAANA Consulting. 2014. Advancing Regional Integration in Southern Africa: An evidence-based, forward looking study on regional trade and integration in the Tripartite region, focusing primarily on Southern Africa.

    This study by ECDPM and SAANA Consulting for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) examines regional trade and integration in the Tripartite region, focusing primarily on Southern Africa. Based on an overview of past experience in supporting regional integration, a mapping of current policies and plans and a horizon scan, the study provides evidence-based recommendations for future interventions in regional trade and economic integration by DFID and other development partners in the region.

    African Union Commission. 2014. The Bulletin of Fridays of the Commission - Making EU-Africa relations future-proof • Le Bulletin des Vendredis de la Commission - Pérenniser les relations Afrique-UE • Volume 6 No. 1 June/Juin 2014. Addis Ababa: African Union Commission.

    From April 2000 Europe and Africa realised that there was need to review their cooperation in order to integrate emerging challenges arising from globalisation. The new dialogue which started in Cairo led to the subsequent adoption of a new cooperation framework in 2007, namely, the Joint Africa- EU Strategy (JAES), which is intended to be an overarching framework of cooperation between the two continents.


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