Policy Papers

GSP Platform 2017

GSP Platform Statement 2017

New GSP Platform statement on trade and human rights, November 2017, with recommendations on how to improve the EU's preferential trade regimes (GSP, GSP+ and EBA) by stakeholders seeking to advance human and labour rights in view of the current review of the EU's GSP Regulation. 20171124_GSP Pla...

food security and climate change

ACT EU Position Paper Food Security and Climate Change October 2017

ACT EU Position Paper on Food Security and Climate Change October 2017 Towards a climate resilient agriculture and food systems: A critical assessment and alternatives to climate-smart agriculture. This briefing sets out the ACT EU position on what we believe are the best solutions to build c...


NGO recommendations for an external investment plan fit for development

When using ODA to leverage private finance through blending and bank guarantees, it is essential to put the right safeguards and criteria in place and to make sure that the investments contribute to rights based, inclusive and sustainable development. Joint CSO Recommendations on the European Ext...

Concord advocacy messages April

CONCORD messages to EU and Member States for negotiating Agenda 2030 follow-up and review

CONCORD regrets the lack of ambition of current proposals for the monitoring and review of Agenda 2030 and calls the EU to ensure that robust and independent accountability mechanisms from local to global level are put in place. Read the messages here

seeds web

The impact of seed law reforms on food security in Africa

This paper outlines how seed law reforms contribute to the erosion of seed diversity, which is vital for climate change adaptation and food security. It assesses whether EU development assistance for African seed law reforms are coherent with the EU's food security objectives. APRODEV PCD Discuss...

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Economic Partnership Agreements

  RESOURCE PAGE ON EPAS Joint NGO letters and briefings on EPAs Letter to EU Development Ministers, December 2013 Letter to MEPs, January 2013 EPA Briefing Paper to MEPs: Still pushing the wrong deal for Africa? 2012 APRODEV resources on EPAs (chronological order) EPA...

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