Thursday, December 14, 2006

ACP-EU conference blog - a forum for dissemination and dialogue

On 18 and 19 December, Euforic is supporting the ECDPM seminar on 'The Cotonou Partnership Agreement: What role in a changing world?'

We have set up a blog with key questions and background analysis about the role of the CPA in a changing development environment. The idea is to inform the wider community about the discussions - and also provide a channel for additional comments and reactions to be mobilised.

On the agenda:
  • Is the increased political focus of ACP-EU cooperation contributing to development?
  • Has the Cotonou Agreement led to greater involvement of Non-State Actors?
  • Are EPAs an instrument for development and poverty reduction?
  • How much has the emphasis on performance and the rationalisation of instruments and management of aid contributed to more effective and efficient development programmes?
Please visit the web site to follow the discussions, react to the issues, and sign up for regular email or RSS alerts.