Options for architectural reform in European Union development cooperation

Working and discussion papers
August 2009
Mikaela Gavas and Simon Maxwell

This background note provides the context for a series of decisions that will be taken in the second half of 2009 about the architecture and staffing of the structures of the European Union’s Development Cooperation and explores possible options. It has been prepared as part of the European Development Cooperation Support Programme (EDCSP).

The background note sets out possible models for future EU development cooperation, as well as a set of principles for the design of a new European Commission.