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