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.
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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