Implications of the Cotonou Agreement for Sustainable Development in the ACP Countries and Beyond

By Konrad von Moltke on November 15, 2004
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?

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IISD, 2004