ERD 2014: European Report on Development

October 2013
Status: 
Active
Team: 
James Mackie, Peter Wolff, Louka Katseli, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Gillian Hart, Leah Worrall.
The 2014 European Report on Development will address financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context. Up coming Events European Report on Development 2014: Country Illustration Workshops Dar es Salaam, Port Louis, Quito, Chisinau, Jakarta
Overview

As part of its ‘Mobilising European Research for Development Policies’ initiative, the European Commission and four Member States of the European Union (Finland, France, Germany and Luxembourg) have commissioned the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE – German Development Policy Institute), the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the University of Athens (Department of Economics, Division of International Economics and Development) and the Southern Voice Network to produce the 5th European Report on Development (ERD), on the topic of ‘Financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context’.

The report will ask the overarching research question: “How can financial resources be most effectively mobilised and channeled and how can they be combined with non-financial means of implementation, to effectively support a transformative post-2015 agenda?”

We have commissioned 6 country illustrations in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mauritius, Moldova and Tanzania to gather evidence on the role of finance and other means of implementation in unlocking economic, social and environmental (or sustainable development) transformations. An ERD workshop in Bangladesh on 19 February 2014 launched the country illustration work. The Centre for Policy Dialogue organised the workshop and outlined the key financial and non-financial means of implementation essential to support the structural transformation of the Bangladesh economy and social transformation through the associated gender-balancing employment creation.

During the month of May, we are undertaking a series of in-country workshops with policy makers, academics and the ERD 2014 research tem to discuss the different financing and other means of implementation options that have helped to support economic, social or environmental transformations. A brief synopsis of each workshop can be found here.

Upcoming Country Illustration Workshops

Tanzania – 9 May, organised by the Economic and Social Research Foundation

Venue: Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania has begun an energy transformation to modernise the energy system from traditional fuels, such as coal and wood, which contribute to climate change and deforestation through renewable and low carbon energy options and energy efficiency technologies. The workshop will discuss financing of the energy transformation and other means of implementation, within the wider context of sustainable development transformation. The Minister for Energy and Minerals will be the guest of honour alongside academic experts and private sector representatives to discuss financing options that have been vital to energy transformation in Tanzania.

Mauritius – 12 May, organised by Global Finance Mauritius and Joint Economic Council

Venue: Joint Economic Council offices, Port Louis

Mauritius has demonstrated economic transformation through restructuring of its sugar sector from traditional sugar production into the production of energy and other by-products, as well as the shift from a monocrop economy into a diversified manufacturing and services economy over the past 40 years. The workshop will address the financing (and other means of implementation) of these economic transformations, within the wider context of sustainable development transformation. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development will present alongside the Delegation of the European Union to Mauritius and other private sector representatives to discuss financing options that have been essential for economic transformation.

Ecuador – 15 May, organised by the University San Francisco de Quito

Venue: University San Francisco de Quito, Quito

Ecuador has undergone social transformation in recent decades through dedicated policies and finance for social protection, reducing inequality and alleviating poverty. The workshop will address the specific means of implementation (both financial and non-financial) that have helped unlock social transformation, within the wider context of sustainable development transformation. In attendance will be the Minister of Social Development, the delegation of the European Union to Ecuador and academic experts in attendance.

Moldova – 15 May, organised by the European Business Association Moldova

Venue: Conference Hall, School of Business for Youth, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Chisinau

Moldova social transformation has been achieved in part through significant reductions in poverty, underpinned by economic transformation through strong economic performance and effective economic policies. The workshop will address the financial and non-financial means of implementation that have supported these transformations, within the wider context of sustainable development transformations. Present at the workshop will be the Ministry of Economy, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, USAID and private sector representatives including the World Bank.

Indonesia – 22 May, organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies and DEFINIT
Venue:
CSIS offices, Jakarta

Indonesia is undergoing sustainable development transformation through the pursuit of a green economy which aims to decouple economic growth from deforestation and pollution. The workshop will include the the Ministry of Planning, the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia and other academic experts and private sector representatives. It will address the role of finance and other non-financial means of implementation in delivering environmental transformation.

International Economic Development Group
European Commission Development and Cooperation Europe Aid (DG DEVCO)
Four Member States (Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg)
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik 50th logo ((DIE))
University of Athens (UOA)
Southern Voice Network
Outputs

Financing a transformative post-2015 agenda – how does infrastructure finance fit in?

Event - 3 June 2014 15:00 - 18:30 (GMT+02)
​The quantity and quality of infrastructure has major implications for social, environmental and economic transformations but there is too little investment in infrastructure.  Infrastructure finance gaps worldwide are estimated to be an annual $1-2.5 trillion.  Part of the gap could be addressed by greater efficiency or better policies, but it is clear that a range of finance flows will need to be mobilised and used effectively to address remaining infrastructure gaps.  How can this be done?  As part of the preparation of the next European Report on Development 2014, this high-level meeting discussed the role of finance and other means of implementation in the post-2015 agenda with a specific focus on infrastructure finance.

Trade in the post-2015 context – what do the trade experts say?

11 December 2013 - Leah Worrall
'Trade should be on the ‘to do list’ this week as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) meets for its sixth session to discuss means of implementation (MoI) for the post-2015 agenda. Trade, as an enabler for economic development, is a key MoI. To highlight its role, I asked 10 trade experts: ‘What is the role of trade in the post-2015 framework for development?’
Information Documents

ERD 2014 Announcement

ERD 2014 Announcement
ERD 2014 Announcement - pdf, 447.65k

ERD Country Illustrations Worshop

ERD Country Illustrations Worshop
ERD Country Illustrations Worshop - pdf, 621.52k