ECDPM (http://ecdpm.org/)was established in 1986 as an independent foundation to improve European cooperation with the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP). Its main goal today is to broker effective partnerships between the European Union and the developing world, especially Africa. ECDPM promotes inclusive forms of development and cooperates with public and private sector organisations to better manage international relations. It also supports the reform of policies and institutions in both Europe and the developing world.
ECDPM is a “think and do tank”. It links policies and practice using a mix of roles and methods. ECDPM organises and facilitates policy dialogues, provides tailor-made analysis and advice, participates in South-North networks and does policy-oriented research with partners from the South. ECDPM also assists with the implementation of policies and has a strong track record in evaluating policy impact.
ECDPM organises its work around four broad themes: i) Reconciling values and interests in the external action of the EU and other international players; this includes European international development cooperation as well as issues relating to conflict, security and resilience; ii) Promoting economic governance and trade for inclusive and sustainable growth; iii) Supporting societal dynamics of change related to democracy and governance in developing countries, particularly Africa; iv) Addressing food security as a global public good through information and support to regional integration, markets and agriculture.
ECDPM receives institutional and programme funding from The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Luxemburg, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (DFID). For more information, please visit: www.ecdpm.org