Supported by the European Commission and seven Member States (Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), the European Report on Development (ERD) is the main output of the 'Mobilising European Research for Development Policies' initiative. This flagship report is published since 2009, with the aim of stimulating debate and research on topics of major relevance for development, as well as to enhance the European perspective in the international development arena.
The first three editions of the ERD focused respectively on 'Overcoming fragility in Africa: forging a new European approach' (ERD 2009), 'Social protection for inclusive development: a new perspective in EU cooperation with Africa' (ERD 2010) and 'Confronting scarcity: Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth' (ERD 2011/2012).
The fourth edition, 'Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future' was launched on 9 April 2013. The fifth edition, 'Combining Finance and Policies to Implement a Transformative post-2015 Development Agenda' was launched on 4 May 2015.
The ERD 2009 and ERD 2010 research teams were led by the European University Institute in Florence. The ERD 2011/2012 and ERD 2013 were elaborated by a research consortium composed of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). The ERD 2015 was written by a team led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), in partnership with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik) (GDI/DIE), the University of Athens (Department of Economics, Division of International Economics and Development) and the Southern Voice Network.
In order to take stock of the European Report on Development initiative, DEVCO has commissioned an overall evaluation, which has focused on the previous four editions of the ERD.
DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in the European Report on Development (ERD) are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission or of the Member States of the European Union.
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