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.
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
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
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.
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.
The 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.