Implications for European Development Policy

  • Erik Lundsgaarde
Part of the Rethinking International Development Series book series (RID)


The preceding chapters have covered a wide variety of terrain both in exploring the basis for the future evolution of African development using the analysis of thematic areas as a starting point. The discussion in this chapter examines the implications of this exploration of Africa’s future for European development cooperation, focusing on possible strategic directions for development policy to adapt to the challenges this volume has highlighted. In Section 11.1, some of the main lessons emerging from the studies of individual drivers of change that point to overlooked issues in development thinking and practice are underlined. Section 11.2 discusses ways that the scenario approach guiding this study can inform strategic thinking in the development arena. This is followed by an analysis of general challenges for European donors related to the selection of future priorities, the organisation of development cooperation, and considerations on European engagement in global governance forums.


African Continent Global Governance African State Development Cooperation African Development 
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