ECDPM - Support to the implementation of the Strategy 2022-2026

Contract partner: ECDPM - European Center for Development Policy Management Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 600.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2022 End: 31.12.2024

Short Description:

Overall goal

ECDPM’s 2022-2026 strategy aims to promote innovative forms of international cooperation involving primarily European and African actors to address major global development challenges and generate sustainable and equitable solutions through dialogue and collaboration, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It undertakes this through the creation of politically informed, evidence based, interdisciplinary and practical knowledge that integrates diverse perspectives, through acting as a non-partisan broker. ECDPM works in five broad thematic areas:

• Europe and Africa in the world

• Prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable African economies

• Green transition and effective climate action

• Peaceful societies and human security

• Accountable governance and engaged citizens.


Expected results

In order to achieve its objectives, ECDPM will deliver the following outputs/results:

1. Evidence-based and practical knowledge is created

2. Improved access to and use of knowledge by policy related stakeholders

3. Innovative frameworks, practices, tools and methods are produced and utilised


Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group comprises EU institutions and actors involved in international cooperation, African Union and regional economic communities, state institutions and subnational authorities at various levels, civil society and citizen movements and the private sector. The number of direct beneficiaries, who have subscribed to ECDPM magazines and newsletters and who follow ECDPM on social media is 41,500. With a funding core contribution of 2.5% to ECDPM's budget more than 1000 direct beneficiaries can be attributed to ADA's support. Indirect beneficiaries are the millions of those in the Global South, primarily in Africa, impacted by EU policies across the domains of ECDPM’s strategy.


ECDPM’s activities are mainly:

- Research and analysis: generating thorough policy research, sharp analysis and fresh ideas.

- Advice and training: giving practical policy advice, providing training and support.

- Events: organising and giving input at debates, conferences and workshops.

- Partnerships and dialogue: connecting people, brokering partnerships and spaces for dialogue.

- Expert information: providing background information to partners and the media.



The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is an independent “think and do tank” with an annual budget of around EUR 8 million, 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 and independently evaluated 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 2022-2026 is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Impact areas of ECDPM are:

• Strong international cooperation and partnerships particularly between Europe and Africa

• Prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable African economies

• Ambitious and fair responses to the global climate and environmental crises

• Peaceful resolution of conflict, human security and increased resilience of communities

• Open, equitable, and accountable political spaces and democratic governance systems

ECDPM produces analysis that is politically savvy, interdisciplinary and practical. It acts as an independent knowledge broker, facilitating dialogue and collaboration with and between different actors. ECDPM is non-partisan and takes an evidence-based, constructive, yet critical stance towards major actors, including the EU, the AU, regional organisations and their respective member states. Finally, ECDPM promotes innovative forms of international cooperation and informs European and African stakeholders, while also acting as an independent sounding board on the impacts of policies.

project number 2712-00/2022
source of funding OEZA
sector Keinem spezifischen Sektor zuordenbar
tied 0
modality Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
marker Environment: 1, Democracy: 2
  • 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.