ECDPM - Formulation and implementation of development policy in the framework of the European Union

Contract partner: ECDPM - European Center for Development Policy ManagementCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 250.000,00Project start: 01.10.2017End: 31.12.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

ECDPM's 2017-2021 strategy intends to promote effective international cooperation that can address key European and global development challenges and generate inclusive and sustainable solutions. The work focuses on informing and influencing policies and helping to forge partnerships. In terms of geographic concentration, an important part of ECDPM’s engagement concerns EU-Africa and EU-ACP relations.

Expected results

- Independent policy relevant information, analysis and informal advice on EU development and EU partnership relations with developing countries and regions shared;

- Dialogue brokered between the various EU and partner institutions;

- Access to key institutions that design, decide upon and implement development policies for ECDPM's partners facilitated;

Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group comprises EU Commission and EU Member States institutions, global and European NGOs, academic institutions and think tanks as well as key institutions and non-governmental organisations in the South such as the African Union Commission and Regional Economic Communities. ECDPM partners with more than 20.000 people in more than 17.000 organisations that benefit of the work of the Centre. About 10.000 persons worlwide are subscribers to the weekly newsletter. Nearly 170.000 people accessed ECDPM's website in 2016.


- Facilitation of the participation of partners in key ECDPM events and other relevant initiatives;

- Participation as resource persons in presentations and events in EU-MS (within Government Institutions and beyond);

- Targeted advice on policy priorities and strategies in the areas of competence and value added of ECDPM;

- Produce practical policyoriented research and strategic knowledge and information services;

- Initiating, informing and framing multiactor dialogue processes.



The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is an independent “think and do tank” that links policy to practice in development. ECDPM can count on the trust of a broad range of official and non-official actors and stakeholders in the developing world, in Europe and at global level. It is recognised as a source of reliable information and prospective policy relevant analysis and as an independent broker in strategic policy and change processes. The Centre’s Strategy 2017-2021 sets out four key impacts areas to which the Centre aims to contribute, mainly in the context of the Agenda 2030:

1. Effective international cooperation frameworks and tools for tackling global challenges;

2. Legitimate and accountable institutions and engaged societies;

3. Peaceful societies based on the rule of law, social cohesion and human dignity;

4. Sustainable economic transformation with shared prosperity.

project number2712-00/2017
source of fundingOEZA
sector Keinem spezifischen Sektor zuordenbar
modalityCore support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.