Written by Marcin Grajewski
During his annual ‘State of the Union’ speech on 9 September in Strasbourg, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, called for a bolstering of European development policy. He urged member states to increase their development aid spending and announced the creation of a 1.8 billion euro trust fund for Africa.
The European Union’s development policy is a key instrument in its relations with the outside world, with the objective of eradicating poverty in a context of sustainable development. However, the Union and many of its member states are reducing, rather than increasing, their development aid budgets in real terms, at a time of financial pressure.
This note provides background to this discussion, by bringing together a selection of recent analyses and studies by major international think tanks and research institutes on development policy and related issues, with hyperlinks to the texts concerned.
10 things to know about climate change and financing for development
Overseas Development Institute, July 2015
There can be no sustainable development without social accountability Friends of Europe, July 2015
Trade and investment agreements for sustainable development?
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), July 2015
The EIB: An effective implementing partner for European Development Policy Friends of Europe, July 2015
European aid and development policies in a changing world: Some personal reflections
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), June 2015
Handels- und Investitionsabkommen als Beitrag zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung? Lehren aus dem Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen der EU mit karibischen Staaten SWP, June 2015
European Report on Development 2015: Combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda Overseas Development Institute (ODI) et al., May 2015
Financing for Development: The challenge of implementing SDGs Friends of Europe, April 2015
Goals for the rich: Indispensable for a universal post-2015 agenda Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, March 2015
Sahel strategies: Why coordination is imperative Institute for Security Studies, ECDPM, March 2015
Avant la lettre? The EU’s comprehensive approach (to crises) in the Sahel ECDPM, February 2015
Universality and differentiation in the post-2015 development agenda ECDPM, February 2015
EU state-building contracts: Early lessons from the EU’s new budget support instrument for fragile states Overseas Development Institute, February 2015
À l’aube de l’ère de l’après-OMD? ECDPM, January 2015
Gaps between comprehensive approaches of the EU and EU Member States: Scoping study
ECDPM, December 2014
Use of PCD indicators by a selection of EU Member States ECDPM, January 2015
New donors, New partners? EU strategic partnerships and development Fride, December 2014
Re-thinking the EU’s development paradigm: Views from Morocco and Tunisia
European Policy Centre (EPC), January 2015
The dawn of the post-MDG era? ECDPM, January 2015
Desarrollo global y países emergentes: Retos para la política de cooperación de la UE
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, December 2014
The future of ACP-EU relations post-2020 ECDPM, December 2014
EU external action in the field of development cooperation policy: The impact of the Lisbon Treaty
Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, November 2014
First strategic and technical meeting on the operationalization of the Africa-EU Roadmaps 2014-2017 governance priority Africa Governance Institute, November 2014
L’UE sollicite la participation du secteur privé au développement : Création d’un guichet unique ?
ECDPM, November 2014
Der neue EU-Entwicklungskommissar: vom Anwalt der Armen zum Mitgestalter globaler Entwicklungen? Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, November 2014
Scenarios for increased EU donor coordination: What is the right level of aid coordination?
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, October 2014
Development and the India-EU strategic partnership: Missing incentives and divergent identities
Egmont, Fride, October 2014
The EU and its partners on development: How strategic on the ground? Egmont, Fride, October 2014
Other related publications:
The path to an upgraded EU foreign policy Carnegie Europe, June 2015
When Peace is the Exception: Shifting the Donor Narrative in South Sudan Clingendael, June 2015
Which role should the EU play in international relations? Understanding the post-Lisbon foreign policy at times of change Istituto Affari Internazionali, May 2015
Fragile states: An Urgent challenge for EU foreign policy Fride, March 2015
A world without order? Clingendael, February 2015
Resetting EU external action: Potential and constraints Institut Jacques Delors, February 2015
From policies to politics: The European Union as an international mediator in the Mediterranean
European Institute of the Mediterranean, February 2015
From ‘business as usual’ to ‘business for peace’? Unpacking the conflict-sensitivity narrative
Clingendael, February 2015
Fine-tuning EU foreign policy: A joint approach between the new Commission and the European External Action Service? Finnish Institute of International Affairs, January 2015
Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2015: How others deal with disorder Fride, January 2015
The European Union and the humanitarian initiative in the 2015 non-proliferation treaty review cycle EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, December 2014
Preventing corruption in humanitarian operations Transparency International, December 2014
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