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Aid for Trade Development: Lessons for Lomé V

Publications | Published on 02-08-1999

Henri-Bernard Solignac Lecomte

This paper resulted from an ECDPM project on New Forms of ACP-EU Trade Cooperation sponsored by the Belgian and Swedish Governments. The private sector has recently been recognised as an engine for growth and a key actor in the development process. However, in ACP countries, decades of p...

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The EC’s Impact Studies on Regional Economic Partnership Agreements

Publications | Published on 02-02-1999

In November 1998, the European Commission released five studies on the impact on ACP countries of its proposed Regional Economic Partnership Agreements. This Brief presents the main results of these five studies; a sixth study on Francophone West Africa was not available when the Brief was bei...

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EU Cooperation with Politically Fragile Countries: Lessons from Angola

Publications | Published on 01-10-1999

Adérito Alain Sanches

A case study on Angola, outlining the country's performance with respect to the utilisation of EU aid funds and facilities, and in particular Lomé funds.

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EU Cooperation with Politically-fragile Countries: experiences from Liberia

Publications | Published on 01-02-1999

Emmery Brusset

ECDPM work on selectivity and performance criteria for the future of ACP-EU1 cooperation shows that there is a grey area between “ suspension ” and “ positive measures ” that needs to be rationalised in EU development policy, particularly when countries are plagued with conflict (Bo...

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The Future of Lomé’s Commodity Protocols: Fiddling while Rum Burns?

Publications | Published on 01-06-1999

Eight months before the fourth Lomé Convention expires on 29 February 2000, the future of four commodity protocols providing preferential access to EU markets remains undecided. Unless quick progress is made on these rather complicated issues, countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacif...

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What Future for Lomé’s Commodity Protocols?

Publications | Published on 01-06-1999

Adam Dunlop

The Lomé Convention, a trade and development cooperation agreement between the European Union (EU) and 71 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), will expire on February 28th 2000. The current Convention (Lomé IV) covers 1990-2000 and negotiations for a new agreement bega...

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Improving the Complementarity of European Union Development Cooperation: From the Bottom Up

Publications | Published on 01-05-1999

Charlotte Carlsson | B. Oden

Executive Summary "Complementarity" is a mysterious term used in EU development cooperation. Introduced in the Treaty of Maastricht, the concept essentially invites the European Commission (EC) and the Member States to work more closely together and, if possible, to agree on who is best placed...

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Linkages between Decentralisation and Decentralised Cooperation in Ghana

Publications | Published on 01-11-1999

Kojo Amanor | Joe Annan

Since the early 1980s, Ghana has been involved in a decentralisation process. Its origin can be traced back to the economic crisis that emerged from inappropriate top-down approaches to development. Initially, decentralisation was seen as a policy which would empower local communities to in...

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Lomé Negotiating Brief: How can Dialogue be extended to Decentralised Actors?

Publications | Published on 01-07-1999

Lomé Negotiating Briefs are produced by the European Centre of Development Policy Management (ECDPM), an independent foundation with links to both the ACP and the EU. They are designed to provide information on key issues relating to the upcoming EU-ACP negotiations. LNB 7: How can dialogue ...

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Lomé Negotiating Brief: The EC’s Impact Studies on Regional Economic Partnership Agreements

Publications | Published on 01-02-1999

Lomé Negotiating Briefs are produced by the European Centre of Development Policy Management (ECDPM), an independent foundation with links to both the ACP and the EU. They are designed to provide information on key issues relating to the upcoming EU-ACP negotiations. LNB 5: The EC’s impact...

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