African regional integration

The theme of the African Development Report 2014, “Regional Integration for Inclusive Growth,” recognizes that regional integration is not an end in itself, but rather a tool for enhancing economic growth and fostering inclusion – within and between countries. After decades of relative stagnation, Africa has shown a steady upward improvement in performance in the …

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Division à l’intégration de l’Afrique

« Il ne s’agit évidemment pas de nier l’Histoire, mais de montrer comment, depuis les indépendances des pays africains autour de l’année 1960 et en fonction des progrès dans l’unification de l’Europe, celle-ci a contribué à corriger les méfaits de la division arbitraire de l’Afrique, commis pendant la période coloniale au gré des jeux de …

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How EU member states foster development diaspora

The effects of global human mobility and the serious policy and legislative challenges it poses to the governments of both developed and developing countries is a subject that has dominated much of recent migration literature and policy debates. How to leverage human mobility for development, while at the same time minimise its adverse effects is …

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EPA Update

ECDPM has monitored EPA negotiations with its EPA Updates since 2006. They are the only source of regular, comprehensive, information on the negotiations as they unfold in each region. You can receive them directly in your mailbox by subscribing to GREAT insights. . . . → Read More:  EPA Updates (PDF – 103Kb)

Blurred lines: who should lead post-crisis recovery?

When is a crisis officially over and whose responsibility is it to drive recovery when it ends? How do you ensure gaps and overlaps do not appear when humanitarian assistance withdraws and development begins? . . . → Read More: Blurred lines: Who should lead post-crisis recovery? (PDF – 87Kb)

How family agriculture can create wealth

The Vice-President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai, the Minister of Agriculture of Liberia, Florence Chenoweth, and other West African public officials met with representatives of the Network of Peasant Organisations and Agricultural Producers in West Africa (ROPPA) in Monrovia to talk about progress in agricultural development over the past decade. . . . → Read More: How …

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Early experiences in programming EU aid 2014-2020

Programming of billions of euro’s worth of EU development aid for the period 2014-2020 is currently underway for the two principal geographic funding instruments (the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) and the 11th European Development Fund (EDF)). Programming is the essential process through which the EU’s recent impact-oriented development policy – the EU Agenda for Change2 …

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Insights and Implications for Development Cooperation

This research provides fresh perspectives on the topic of capacity and its development. It does so by highlighting endogenous perspectives: how capacity develops from within, rather than focusing on what outsiders do to induce it. The research also embraces ideas on capacity development drawn from literature outside the context of development cooperation. Download: ECDPM Capacity …

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Challenges for Africa-EU relations in 2012

ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper seeks to identify important debates that can be expected in the coming year and beyond and to sketch the backdrop against which these will unfold. The aim is not to predict outcomes, but to situate debates that concern Africa-EU relations so as to facilitate as wide a stakeholder engagement as possible. …

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