Assessing long-term state fragility in Africa

In recent years the concept of ‘state fragility’ in developing countries has received considerable attention in both the academic and policy environment; in sum, the argument is that countries with fragile state institutions are beset by conflict, chronic poverty and poor development progress. In global listings of ‘failed’, ‘fragile’, ‘conflict-affected’ or ‘conflict-vulnerable’ states, countries . . . → Read More: Assessing long-term state fragility in Africa

Delivering the post-2015 development agenda

The debate on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals after their 2015 deadline is now underway in earnest. At a Special Event of the 2013 UN General Assembly in New York, member states formally decided to develop a single post-2015 set of Goals that would be “universal in nature and applicable to all . . . → Read More: Delivering the post-2015 development agenda

La déclaration finale du Sommet de l’Elysée pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique

Agence Ecofin) – Le Sommet de l’Elysée pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique s’est tenu à Paris les 6 et 7 décembre 2013. Les travaux de ce Sommet ont porté sur la paix et la sécurité en Afrique, le partenariat économique et le développement, le changement climatique. . . . → Read . . . → Read More: La déclaration finale du Sommet de l’Elysée pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique

What would it take to make an EPA economically and politically feasible for Europe and Africa?

Almost eleven years after the start of the negotiations, only a handful of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have concluded an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU). Only the Caribbean region has signed a comprehensive regional EPA. For the other regions, negotiations have continued in a slow and protracted way, . . . → Read More: What would it take to make an EPA economically and politically feasible for Europe and Africa?

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2013

Poverty has been a scourge since time immemorial. It is a continuing affront to our sensibilities, our moral principles, our very humanity. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. We live in an age of promise and opportunity, where technological advances, successful development experience and political will can be summoned to eliminate . . . → Read More: OECD Development Co-operation Report 2013