arbThe EU is a key player in development cooperation because of the
considerable resources it deploys, its significance as the world's largest
trading bloc and its political initiatives. The EU and its 28 member states
together account for over half of all Official Development Assistance (ODA)
provided around the world.
As the largest donor worldwide, the EU and its member states play a pivotal
role in international cooperation – especially in terms of development policy
issues. The EC and its Directorates-General (DGs) are a source of highly
competent policy analysis, which is immediately relevant and useful for SDC’s
own development policy making.
On behalf of SDC, the Analysis and Policy Division promotes a continuous
dialogue with relevant EC institutions. In this context,
the Division closely collaborates with a Brussels-based Think-and-Do-Tank
(European Centre for Development Policy Management - ECDPM)
Contact: Véronique Bourquin BQV (firstname.lastname@example.org)