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Implications of the Cotonou Agreement for Sustainable Development in the ACP Countries and Beyond
» Konrad von Moltke, IISD, 2004.
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This paper assesses the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA)—an agreement between the EU and a group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, most of them former colonies. The CPA relies heavily on the benefits of trade liberalization, complemented by EU aid in various forms. How likely is it that this grand experiment will promote sustainable development, and what else needs to be done to ensure that it does?
2. The Cotonou Approach to Development
2.1 The political dimension
2.2 Participatory approaches
2.3 Poverty reduction
2.4 The framework for economic and trade cooperation
2.5 Reform of financial cooperation
3. Cotonou and the Trade Regime
3.1 Cotonou and the trade regime
3.2 Cotonou as an implied critique of the trade regime
4. Cotonou and Sustainable Development
4.1 Cotonou and bilateral development assistance
4.2 Cotonou and multilateral development assistance
4.3 Cotonou, development, trade and environment
4.4 The regional dimension
5. Conclusion: What are the Chances for Success?
5.1 Institutional inertia
5.2 Control of resources
5.3 Lack of focus