International Research

Global problems need global solutions: The EU and global public goods

Over the last decade, development cooperation has evolved to such an extent that we are now entering ‘a new age of global development’, characterised by an emphasis on global public goods (GPGs). The increasingly global nature of development challenges clearly…

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Implementing the European Union gender action plan : challenges and opportunities

The EU first articulated its policy commitment to gender equality in development cooperation in 1995, following the Beijing UN Women’s Conference, and has redefined it several times since. A growing awareness of the gap between EU policy and practice on gender equality…

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What future for EU development cooperation in middle-income countries?

The European Commission proposed policy of ‘differentiation’ aims to recalibrate aid and development cooperation in middle-income countries. The policy responds directly to recent changes in global poverty and wealth patterns, economic flows and geopolitical realities. In an increasingly heterogeneous development landscape, the EU…

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EU Development Cooperation in fragile states: Challenges and Opportunities

Our latest study, undertaken for the European Parliament’s Committee on Development, analyses the strengths and weaknesses of current EU engagement in fragile states, in particular its support to conflict prevention and periods of transition, within the broader international context. It examines the limitations of…

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Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

As the new EU leadership team prepares to take office in Brussels, we’ve joined forces with our partners in the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) with our latest publication: ‘Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need…

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More of the same, or radical change?

The EU’s Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Development (GAP) runs to December 2015 and discussions on what its successor should comprise are underway. Our latest paper, More of the same, or radical change? Options for the successor to the EU’s…

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