European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)


  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff26-50
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersNetherlands
  • Founded1986
ECDPM is a “think and do tank”. Our main goal today is to broker effective development partnerships between the EU and the Global South, particularly Africa. Our mission has two components: (i) to strengthen the policy management capacity of institutions and other players in the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and (ii) to improve relations between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. We use a combination of roles and methods to link policies and practice. ECDPM organises and facilitates policy dialogues, provides tailored analysis and advice, disseminates timely information, participates in South-North networks and carries out policy-oriented research with partners from the South. The Centre also supports institutions in the developing world to define their own policy and development agendas. We assist in the implementation of policies and have a strong track record on impact evaluation. ECDPM was established as an independent foundation in 1986.  The Centre receives strategic and financial support from Foreign Ministries in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and Belgium as well as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Instituto Português de Apoio oa Desenvolvimento in Portugal. It receives programme support from the Department for International Development of the UK.     Thematic Priorities ECDPM organises its work around four themes: Reconciling values and interests in the external action of the EU and other international players   Promoting economic governance and trade for inclusive and sustainable growth   Supporting societal dynamics of change related to democracy and governance in developing countries, particularly Africa   Addressing food security as a global public good through information and support to regional integration, markets and agriculture     What They Offer Independent policy analysis Innovative, cutting-edge practical and policy -relevant research Facilitation of informal dialogue among different categories of stakeholders Access to our networks in developing and developed countries A sounding board on policy concerns, expectations and perspectives Placement of seconded staff Tailored services linked to particular policy issues in our areas of competence

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    Job openings over the past year

    8total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Communications Assistant
    • Policy Officer (PO II) for Africa’s Change Dynamics

    Staff at European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) have experience in


    • development
    • market research
    • economic policy
    • international development
    • local government


    • european union
    • african, caribbean, and pacific group of states
    • deutsche gesellschaft für internationale zusammenarbeit
    • department for international development
    • non-governmental organization


    • zimbabwe
    • mauritania
    • japan
    • netherlands
    • tanzania


    • managerial experience
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • Netherlands (headquarters)
    • Maastricht
    • Onze Lieve Vrouweplein
    • Belgium
    • Brussels
    • Rue Archimède 5