EUROPEAN REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT 2013

The European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 "Post 2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future". seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda by providing independent research-based analysis, stimulating debate and building common ground among key stakeholders.

Based on an assessment of the MDG experience and on an analysis of the changing international context and likely trends for the next 20-30 years, the ERD 2013 attempts to identify key potential drivers of a global partnership for development post-2015, in order to tackle poverty in the poorest countries in an inclusive and sustainable manner. Three such drivers are highlighted: flows of money (development finance), flows of goods (trade) and flows of people (migration). The analysis of the report is enriched by four country case studies (Côte d’Ivoire, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda) prepared by local research institutes, and a dozen background papers drafted by practitioners and academics. Building on this material and the illustrations it offers, the report presents a series of policy recommendations for international collective action in a post-2015 agenda, and also more specifically for the European Union.

The ERD is an independent report, supported by the European Commission and seven EU Member States (Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) in the framework of the “Mobilising European Research for Development Policies” initiative.

The ERD 2013 was prepared by a research consortium of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).