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European Report on Development 2015: Combining Finance and Policies to Implement a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda

11 May 2015

Overseas Development Institute (ODI), German Development Institute (DIE), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), University of Athens, Southern Voice Network

The report’s main message is that finance alone will not be sufficient to promote and achieve the post-2015 development agenda. Policies also matter. Indeed, they are fundamental. Appropriate and coherent policies will ensure that finance is used effectively to achieve results and that it is not wasted or underused. Good policies will also help to ensure that more finance is mobilised as success breeds further success. 

Political Economy of International Climate Finance: Navigating Decisions in PPCR and SREP

07 May 2015

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Authors: Neha Rai et al.

This working paper explores how countries can enhance their ‘climate finance readiness’ by understanding their internal political economy. Studies in three countries reveal how actors’ various ideas and incentives influence their choices and decisions on climate finance projects. Understanding how these factors interact — understanding the political economy — can help policymakers manage expectations and stakeholder risks early on, prioritise equitable climate finance investments and fashion a consensus from divergent ideas.

Regional Dynamics in Africa: High Stakes for Development

13 Apr 2015

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Authors: San Bilal and Jan Vanheukelom

Regional cooperation and integration have become key features of our globalised world. Such regional dynamics involve stakeholders who try to solve problems at a regional level that cannot be properly addressed at a national level. Many such problems affect poor peoples’ lives in areas such as mobility of people and goods, access to vital services in water and energy, security, environment, etc. This Discussion Paper explains the relevance of such regional cooperation and integration for problem solving in Africa. It does so by highlighting a few ongoing regional processes, and by unpacking some of the key actors and factors at work in such processes. 

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