Likely EU position on post-MDGs to be out 2013

What does it mean to be poor? This is what an evidence-based analysis due for release in mid-2013 hopes to answer and will perhaps inform the European Union’s stance on the next global development agenda.

Initially dubbed “Development in a changing world: Elements for a post-2015 global agenda,” the report looks to include academic research, fieldwork and case studies on human security, inclusiveness, financial stability and access to resources, among other similar aspects. It will explore the impact of EU trade, migration, development and agriculture policies on developing economies.

“Getting this kind of evidence, particularly from the new case studies, will be very relevant for us when we have to make proposals to position the European Union in the international negotiation on the post 2015 development agenda,” Francoise Moreau, unit head at the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation–EuropeAid and former member of the steering committee in charge of developing the ERD report.

The report is an annual initiative that kicked off in 2009. It has the backing of the European Commission and seven European Union member states.

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