Friday | 24 May 2024

CEPS publishes the study “Can the EU become a better partner and orchestrator in development policy?” co-authored in collaboration with EMEA

The Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS published the study “Can the EU become a better partner and orchestrator in development policy?” which was co-authored by Andrea Renda, Director of Research at CEPS and Head of the Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID), Nicole Reynolds, CEPS Associate Research Fellow. and Sara Ronco EMEA Researcher (till April 2024 and Associate Researcher since). The study was prepared between 2020 and 2021 under a research project led by CEPS with the collaboration of EMEA.

 Together with its Member States, the European Union represents the largest provider of development assistance in the world. But the massive European deployment of funds could be amplified if several existing challenges and constraints were removed. Continued progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, as well as the extraordinary challenges posed by new military conflicts and the recent Covid-19 pandemic, have highlighted the need to increase funding for global public goods. Typically, these are funded largely through overseas development assistance.

This study explores how the EU could develop a broader and more ambitious set of tools and strategies to navigate the challenges posed by the current status of global governance, especially in the domain of development assistance and cooperation.

 Link to publication at CEPS

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The Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS is one of Europe’s most independent and reputable think-tanks, CEPS is a partner of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA and a Founding Member of the EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies (EMANES, formerly EMNES).