International Cooperation & Development

Fourteen dilemmas for Spanish development aid in the new incoming parliament

Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez. ARI 46/2016 - 8/6/2016.

The future of Spanish policy on international development cooperation requires a series of dilemmas to be politically addressed; these concern, for example, the geographical distribution of aid, the connection between development policy and other strands of foreign policy and the appropriate combination of instruments and actors.


Document of interest: Europe Beyond Aid: Europe’s Commitment to International Security

. MI / DI - 10/7/2015.

Written by Félix Arteaga and Aitor Pérez, analysts at the Elcano Royal Institute, this paper highlights the link between security and development, a point of general consensus among both security and development actors at the European as well as global level.

Elaborado por Félix Arteaga y Aitor Pérez, ambos  investigadores del Real Instituto Elcano, como resultado de la colaboración del  Instituto con el Center for Global Development (CGD) en el marco del proyecto  Europe Beyond Aid, el documento analiza los vínculos entre seguridad y desarrollo en el marco del consenso existente entre los actores de ambas áreas tanto a nivel Europeo como a nivel global.


Document of interest: Europe Beyond Aid: Illicit Financial Flows.Policy Responses in Europe and Implications for Developing Countries

. MI / DI - 18/3/2015.

Written by  Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez, analysts at the Elcano Royal Institute, this  paper summarizes the current understanding of illicit finance and its relevance  for developing countries. It analyzes European contributions to making  development finance less illicit and based on three case studies of Belgium,  Luxembourg and Spain, it also provides in-depth analyses of national policies.

Elaborado por Iliana Olivié y Aitor Pérez, ambos  investigadores del Real Instituto Elcano, como resultado de la colaboración del  Instituto con el Center for Global Development (CGD) en el marco del proyecto  Europe Beyond Aid, el documento resume las investigaciones actuales sobre los  flujos financieros ilícitos y su importancia para los países en desarrollo.  Se analizan las aportaciones  europeas para hacer que la  financiación del desarrollo  tenga menores flujos  ilícitos, en base a los estudios de caso de Bélgica, Luxemburgo y  España, además de proporcionar  un análisis en profundidad de las  políticas nacionales.


Are the new rules of play between States and Multinationals in Latin America beneficial? An analysis of the impact of extractive multinationals in Bolivia

Carlos Macías. WP 18/2013 - 27/12/2013.

This paper provides a step forward in the ongoing analytical assessment of the presence of foreign investment companies and investment projects in Bolivia, and toward that purpose it applies the Elcano Royal Institute’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI-D) analytical framework.


Foreign investment, but with local content: development strategies in Brazil

Aitor Pérez. WP 17/2013 - 23/12/2013.

This Working Paper is the result of a case study conducted in Brazil which analysed the impact on development of certain foreign investments in the oil, electricity distribution, automotive, and tourism sectors. The study uses the Elcano Royal Institute’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI-D) analytical framework to explain the rationale underlying the Brazilian government’s local-content policy.


Document of interest: Elcano Global Presence Index 2012

. Report. 19/12/2013. Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia.

Elcano Global Presence Index 2012The Elcano Global Presence Index displays the current situation and evolution, since 1990, of the global presence of 60 countries and of the European Union in the world order. Furthermore, since 2005, an additional calculation has been performed for the member States of the Union –the Elcano European Presence Index–, which limits the presence exclusively to the intra-European sphere. Also available: Índice Elcano de Presencia Global 2012 (Spanish version).


The cost of non-Europe in development policy. Case study: Morocco

Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez (with the participation of Rafael Domínguez). 16/10/2013. Go to Spanish version

This research paper explores the coordination initiatives and results —the costs and benefits of coordination— in a specific EU development partner country through a case study on Morocco. It is part of several studies on aid coordination commissioned by the European Parliament in early 2013.


Development outcomes from reimbursable aid to the private sector: a case study in Colombia

Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez. WP 10/2013 - 19/7/2013.

This work is part of a research project by the Elcano Royal Institute on the impact of local investment supported by financial cooperation and foreign direct investment. The ultimate goal is to identify the aspects of investment that make a positive impact on development, thus drawing conclusions for public policy.


What would the ‘United States of Europe’ look like in this changing world? Reflections on the IEPG

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia. ARI 25/2013 - 3/7/2013. Go to Spanish version

The third edition of the Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG) is out. This year, we have also calculated the EU’s global presence –as if it were a single country– and estimated the presence of member States in the European sphere.


IEPG 2012: methodology and new analytic tools

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia. WP 12/2013 (Translated from Spanish) - 1/7/2013. Go to Spanish version

The Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG, after its Spanish acronym) captures the changes in the global presence of 60 countries. This year’s edition is especially focused on the European Union.