Development cooperation is an important part of EU relations with developing countries, and the link between development and conflict prevention is increasingly being realised by the EU as well as by other donors. Development cooperation is likewise highlighted in the Commission Communication from 2001 as a policy area where conflict prevention needs to be mainstreamed.

This report studies the impact this new approach has had on EU action in the ACP-countries. It is
the second report in a series on mainstreaming conflict prevention and focuses especially on the European Commission’s traditionaldevelopment cooperation, such as infrastructure and rural development. The report focuses especially on policy formulation and programming, that is to say how conflict prevention is mainstreamed through the work in the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels and in the delegations.

You can download the full report or the executive summary only here:

“Mainstreaming Conflict Prevention – A Study of EU Development Cooperation with ACP Countries” (pdf – 426.77KB) >>>

“Mainstreaming Conflict Prevention – Executive Summary of QCEA’s Study of EU Development Cooperation with ACP Countries” (pdf – 98.46) >>>