European Development Days : conference on the ACP-UE partnership after 2020 (post Cotonou)
Towards a new partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries: Delivering on global challenges and mutual interests
The debate was intended to be an open exchange of views among high level political personalities on how the future relations between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries should look like after the expiry of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement in 2020. The Joint Communication "Towards a renewed partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries", sets out the main ideas for a revitalised political partnership with ACP countries, focussing on common interests and going beyond the sole aim of development policy and donor-recipient paradigm.
Distinguished speakers, representing both the ACP regions and the EU, gathered together to share their expectations, views and recommendations regarding the future of the ACP-EU relations, focusing on which are the key priorities and the biggest challenges ahead. This session also provided the opportunity to reflect on how to make the current relationship fit for delivering on common challenges and mutual interests in an interconnected and globalised world. Remaining time was devoted to questions and interventions from the audience.
moderator : Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi
- David Granger, President of Co-operative Republic of Guyana
- Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rwanda
- Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portuguese Republic
- Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament
- Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)
European Development Days: session on Decentralised electrification and development
Decentralised electrification and development
Mini-grids and energy kiosks to trigger development mechanisms in rural and peri-urban areas and the role of the private sector
Veolia Institute and FERDI published an issue of the journal FACTS Reports on decentralized electrification and development. This issue takes us on a journey from Laos to Rwanda, India to Madagascar and Uganda to Brazil, looking at real-life applications and offering us a geographical and technological overview of the solutions that are beginning to spread across areas without electricity.
The objective of the session was to discuss the role of the private sector in decentralized electrification from some field experiences: Different models of solar kiosks in India (SELCO Foundation) and Madagascar (HERi), Energy4Impact’s activities in supporting enterprises serving the off-grid energy market and the recent involvement of impact investment funds (I&P) and of the African diaspora.
Iry Raïssa Alaoy, Field Team Leader, HERi Madagascar
Pierre Carpentier, Chief Investment Officer, Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P)
Ada Marmion, Business Development Manager, Energy4Impact
Rachita Misra, Senior Program Manager, SELCO Foundation
European Development Days : session on security and development for the Sahel.
Linking Security and Development – A Plea for the Sahel
How to overcome the pessimism?
Boubou Cissé, Minister for Economy and Finance, Government of Mali
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania, President of the Centre des Stratégies pour la Sécurité du Sahel Sahara (Centre 4S).
Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney, Emeritus Professor at the University of Auvergne, Senior Fellow at Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (FERDI)
Angel Losada Fernandez, Ambassador, European Union Special Representative for the Sahel, European External Action Service
Séminaire sur le Post-Cotonou : Pour un partenariat et un développement durables
L’Accord de partenariat de Cotonou arrive à échéance en février 2020. Les discussions sont engagées tant au sein de l’Union européenne, entre les Etats membres et la Commission, qu’entre Etats du Groupe des Etats d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique sur l’avenir de ce partenariat après 2020. Afin de contribuer à la réflexion en vue de l’ouverture des négociations sur la relation future entre l’UE et les Etats ACP, au plus tard en août 2018, la Représentation permanente de la France auprès de l'Union européenne, l'Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) et la Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Ferdi) ont organisé un séminaire à Bruxelles le 24 avril 2017.
L'objectif est de contribuer au débat sur l'architecture de la politique européenne de développement et l’avenir du cadre de coopération entre l’Union européenne et les États ACP.
La longévité du partenariat ACP-UE – dont on fêtera les 45 ans en 2020 – va de pair avec la modernisation de cette relation qui n'a eu de cesse d'évoluer, depuis la Convention de Lomé (1975) qui avait pour but de favoriser les accords commerciaux et l'économie de marché, en passant par l'Accord de Cotonou (2000) qui intégrait des objectifs politiques et de développement. Il doit aujourd'hui s'inscrire dans un cadre de coopération renouvelé, du fait de l'adoption récente de l'Accord de Paris sur le climat, de l'Agenda 2030 et des Objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. Alors que l'UE et ses États membres sont aujourd'hui les premiers bailleurs de l'aide publique au développement, dans une période où la crainte du repli d’un autre grand bailleur, les États-Unis, amène des éléments d’incertitude, ces évolutions stratégiques doivent permettre le renforcement des dimensions politique, économique et commerciale du partenariat ACP-UE après 2020.
Ce Séminaire fut l'occasion d’aborder (i) les conditions du succès d'un cadre ACP modernisé et (ii) l’intégration régionale, dans toutes ses composantes, ainsi que le développement économique, notamment au travers des accords de partenariat économique, en prenant en considération la communication conjointe de la Commission européenne et de la Haute Représentante de l’Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité du 22 novembre 2016.
Modéré par Charles de Marcilly, de la Fondation Robert Schuman, le séminaire a réuni des représentants des institutions européennes, des pays ACP, de la société civile, des think tanks et instituts de recherche, de la presse et se déclinait en deux tables rondes.
14h30 à 15h : accueil et enregistrement des participants
15h : Ouverture par le Représentant permanent, M. l’Ambassadeur Pierre Sellal
15h à 16h30 : Table ronde I : Vers un cadre ACP modernisé
15h à 16h : Panel
- Commission européenne : M. Stefano Manservisi, Directeur général DEVCO
- Parlement européen : M. Louis Michel, Président de la délégation à l'Assemblée parlementaire paritaire ACP-UE
- Pays ACP : M. le ministre Théophile Ahoua N’Doli, Directeur de cabinet du Vice-Président de la République de Côte d’Ivoire
- Secrétariat ACP : M. Léonard-Emile Ognimba, Sous-secrétaire général
- Institut de recherche pour le développement : M. Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Directeur général délégué
- Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international : M. Patrick Guillaumont, Président
- Société civile : Mme Imali Ngusale, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)
16h à 16h30 : échanges avec le public
17h à 18h30 : Table ronde II : Intégration régionale et dimension économique et commerciale
17h à 18h : Panel
- Service européen d’action extérieure : M. Koen Vervaeke, Directeur général Afrique
- Conseil économique et social européen : M. Yves Somville, Président du Comité de suivi ACP
- Friends of Europe/Les amis de l’Europe : Mme Shada Islam, Directrice Europe et géopolitique
- Société civile : Mme Yentyl Williams, fondatrice et Présidente de l’ACP Young Professionals Network, chercheuse à l’Université de Gand
- PTOM: M. François Bockel, Chef du service de la coopération régionale et des relations extérieures du Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
18h à 18h30 : échanges avec le public
18h30 : conclusion par le modérateur
Security and development in the Sahel
Ferdi and IRD organised a conference-debate on the 11 October, 2016 at the European Parliament on the issue :
Security and Development in the Sahel: Can we overcome pessimism?
Cristian Dan Preda, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Development
Enrique Guerrero Salom, Member of the European Parliament, member of the Committee on Development, member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Moderator : Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Deputy Executive Director of the French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney, Emeritus Professor, University of Auvergne, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI), President of the Ferdi working group Linking security and development – A Plea for the Sahel
Tertius Zongo, Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Special High-level Advisor on fragility in Sahel Region, African Development Bank (AfDB), Member of the Ferdi working group Linking security and development – A Plea for the Sahel
Florence Sylvestre, Head of research, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Carla Montesi, Director for West and Central Africa at the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
Cristian Dan Preda, Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Florence Sylvestre, Tertius Zongo, Carla Montesi
The European Development Days 2016
The tenth edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2016) took place in Brussels on 15-16 June 2016. The EDD 2016 focused on "Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future".
Each year, EDD attracts 5000 people, 140 countries, 1200 organisations.
The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe's leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
Ferdi organised the conference "How effective have international support measures been for Least Developed Countries?" under the theme Leave no-one behind and the foundation co-organised the conference "Working together in fragile states for better effectiveness" under the theme Working with fragile states.
How effective have international support measures been for Least Developed Countries?
An assessment at the midterm of the Istanbul Programme of Action
Organised by Ferdi
Since the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was created 45 years ago, many measures have been taken in favour of LDCs. The support has increased in recent years, especially in the area of trade, but to a lesser extent in the area of financing. Today, the issue is whether the measures have been effective - we need to adapt existing measures and justify future initiatives.The opportunity to assess these measures arose with the May Mid-Term review (MRT) of the International Programme of Action of Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 to 2020 and the new book, Out of the Trap, edited by Professor Patrick Guillaumont, which is the companion volume of the new book, Caught in the Trap. The conclusions of the MRT informed the main recommendations of the new book.
Moderator : Patrick Guillaumont, Président, Ferdi
Roland Mollerus, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Tertius Zongo, Special high-level advisor on Fragility in the Sahel Region, African Development Bank
Céline Carrère, Professor University of Geneva
Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Deputy Executive Director, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
(from left : Roland Mollerus, Tertius Zongo, Patrick Guillaumont et Jean-Marc Châtaigner)
Working together in fragile states for better effectiveness
A reality check and ways forward from a multistakeholder perspective
Organised by : Practitioner's Network for European Development Cooperation, Expertise France, Agence française de développement (AFD), British Council, Agence belge de développement, GIZ, Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Ferdi), Cordaid, Österreichische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, SNV, AECID, Lux Dev, World Vision, Czech Development Agency, FIIAPP, Sida
The Practitioners Network, in collaboration with Cordaid, FERDI and the European Commission is hosting on June 15th, 2016 a high-level panel on the theme “Working with fragile states” as part of the European Development Days 2016 – Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation.
Bringing together high-level representative from third countries, member states agencies, the European Commission, civil society organisations and youth representative, the panel aims at fostering a thought-provoking debate on the needs encountered in a context of fragility and draw recommendations for better effectiveness.
- Mohamed Omar Arteh, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia
- Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development
- Sébastien Mosneron-Dupin, CEO of Expertise France
- Tertius Zongo, Special Advisor on fragility to the African Development Bank, former Prime Minister Burkina-Faso
- Rita Martin, Operational Director of EVE South Sudan, CSO for Women's rights
- Reuben James Barrete, Young leader from the Philippines
(from left : Shada Islam, Reuben James Barrete, Rita Martin, Mohamed Omar Arteh, Klaus Rudischhauser, Tertius Zongo, Sébastien Mosneron-Dupin)
Fragile states are at the centre of the international community’s attention. However, international frameworks and guidelines on improving coordination and effectiveness on the ground show limited results. The urgency and the scale of the needs of these countries require a concerted action by all development actors, as well as in all dimensions of development. In this light, it is essential to design well thought-out yet adaptable actions based on field experience to promote sustainable development in a context of growing and resurgent insecurity.
Discussions will focus on the shared observation that despite multiple commitments and strategic orientations, the response to state fragility remains to be achieved. The panel will aim at identifying modalities for closer cooperation, synergies between areas of action and characteristics that makes resilience and transition possible to ease a long-term development process.... Read more
European Development Days
The Ferdi will participate at the European Development Days. The foundation is organizing two sessions :
- one will present the Ferdi new book on Sustainable Development Financing
- the other will present an Observatory on the Sustainable Competitiveness in Africa
The Ferdi new book Financing sustainable development by addressing vunerabilities
S5 / June, 3, 18h00-19h15
Moderator : Patrick Guillaumont, President at Ferdi
- Mamadou Lamine Loum : Ex-Prime Minister of Senegal
- Giorgia Giovannetti, Director of the research strand “ Development ” and Professor of Economics at the University of Florence,
- Inge Kaul, adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
- Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of "Investisseurs et Partenaires" (I&P).
The new international development agenda, clearly including global public goods, is setting a course for an universal sustainable development. The achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require to mobilize a huge amount of public and private resources and to implement policies supporting an appropriate use of these resources.
This book examines how development finance can help to ensure the sustainability of development, taking into account the various types of vulnerability faced by developing countries.
Studying the link between vulnerability and development finance leads the book's authors to tackle many complex and controversial issues, such as: What are the roles and responsibilities of emerging countries, multilateral banks and traditional donors in development finance? How should public development aid be calculated, allocated and spent? What is the tax potential of developing countries and how could it be improved? What taxation system could be used to ensure that mining operations contribute to the development of the poorest countries? How could private savings be mobilised effectively? How can we promote 'Impact Investment'? What type of financial development is pro-poor? How can we fund a basic level of health in all countries? What are the long-term prospects for migrants' remittances? What is the potential for so-called innovative instruments, such as guarantees, risk-sharing mechanisms and international redistribution tools? How to implement funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation? How to appropriately spend money in fragile states?
These questions are addressed by over forty authors, selected from amongst the best and most respected international experts from the North and South, each of whom contributes on a specific topic in an original and independent way.
Structured around the three dimensions of sustainability (economic, social and political, and environmental), this collection of valuable and complementary contributions considers how new development finance can help to tackle the vulnerabilities which compromise sustainability.
The book highlights the role of new types of finance as well as the lasting relevance of public development aid for the poorest and most vulnerable countries. It emphasizes the need for different funding mechanisms depending on the characteristics of the recipient countries and on the nature of the challenges they face.
Website of the European Development Days : http://eudevdays.eu/topics/ferdi-book-sustainable-development-financing
An Observatory on the Sustainable Competitiveness in Africa
S5 / June, 4, 2015, 12:30-13:45
Moderator : Christophe Angely, Head of Strategy at Ferdi
Speaker : Ginette-Ursulle Yoman, Managing partner at Victorys Conseil, former State Secretary for Governance and capacity building, Ivory Coast
Competitiveness is of major importance at a time of globalisation. For growth to remain strong in African countries, their development needs to be supported by a constant focus on improving competitiveness in relation to emerging economies, in a way that goes far beyond simply exploiting natural resources. Although Africa is becoming an attractive continent, many countries there still suffer from unfavourable conditions of various kinds, such as quality and price of infrastructure, energy prices, robustness of their institutions or countries’ vulnerability to unpredictable events. Although this assessment has been clear for some time, measuring it remains far from perfect. It has prompted Ferdi to create a Sustainable Competitiveness Observatory, which is intended to provide as accurate an understanding as possible of a country’s strengths and weaknesses. It offers a dynamic assessment based on a series of indicators selected for their relevance and with a firm scientific foundation.
On the website of the European Developemnt Days : http://eudevdays.eu/topics/energy-prices-africa-0
Indicators and data for Climate resilient Development: from data to information and knowledge to policy actions
Many initiatives are in place or have been announced to support climate adaptation and resilience for the most vulnerable countries. Global efforts to set the world on a climate change resilient development pathway require understanding of the relationships between climate change and development as well as metrics for the identification of the countries, groups of people, and sectors most seriously threatened by climate change.
The final objective of this workshop was the identification of a core set indicators and data sets with a global coverage for the key determinants of climate resilient development (natural hazards related to climate change, vulnerability, adaptive capacity, mitigation, resilience, and development) to guide policy actions in this area. It has offered the opportunity of knowledge sharing between experts, scientists and practitioners.
Patrick Guillaumont took part at the session focused on Indicators and selection criteria : Measuring vulnerability to climate change to allocate adaptation resources
More information from the website : https://ec.europa.eu/
Policy challenges for Europe and the World: A conference in honor of André Sapir
Power point by Jaime de Melo : " Reflections on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in light of excerpts from André Sapir “The Political Economy of EC Regionalism” European Economic Review, 1998
PNoWB 2010 Annual Conference