International Cooperation & Development

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.


Looking beyond MDGs: put inequality on the agenda

Iliana Olivié. Expert Comment 14/2013 - 14/2/2013.

Policy makers deciding on priorities to replace MDGs mustn't ignore rising inequality.


Development community vs. Financial industry: clash of civilisations or strategic partnership?

Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez. ARI 1/2013 - 4/1/2013.

The paradigm of international development is currently shifting and this could be triggering a ‘clash of civilisations’ between the development community and the financial industry.


Are the BRICs Broken?

Iliana Olivié. Expert Comment 34/2012 - 6/11/2012.

It is very tempting to interpret the slow growth in China or Brazil as an indicator that the so-called emerging countries also jumped on the decade’s cheap financing bandwagon that has now come to an end for all of us.


Measuring the international presence of countries: the Elcano Institute's IEPG Index methodology revisited

Coordinators: Iliana Olivié & Ignacio Molina. Contributors: Ignacio Álvarez, Bruno Ayllón, Rafael Domínguez, Félix Arteaga, Manuel Gracia, Narciso Michavila, Antonio Vargas.. WP 9/2012 (Translated from Spanish) - 20/7/2012. Go to Spanish version

The publication of the IEPG’s 2nd edition entails some methodological changes which, nevertheless, alter neither its essence nor principles.


Whither Cooperation Policy? (ARI)

Kattya Cascante, Rafael Domínguez, José María Larrú, Iliana Olivié, Javier Sota & Sergio Tezanos Vázquez. ARI 16/2012 - 7/3/2012.

The question now is what role international cooperation policy will play among the priorities of the new Spanish Government and what its main objectives will be.


Coming Together: How a New Global Partnership on Development Cooperation was Forged at the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (ARI)

Homi Kharas. ARI 164/2011 - 20/12/2011.

Adapting development cooperation to the new aid ecosystem requires an understanding of how new players and new circumstances are changing aid effectiveness.


Aid to Haiti: Reconstruction Amidst Political Uncertainty (ARI)

Marc J. Cohen and Amélie Gauthier. ARI 61/2011 - 29/3/2011.

Following the 20 March 2011 elections, Haiti faces a potential political stalemate whilst confronting the massive reconstruction needs created by last year’s earthquake.


When Banks Cannibalise a State: Analysing Ireland’s Financial Crisis (ARI)

Peadar Kirby. ARI 178/2010 - 29/12/2010.

Ireland’s banking crisis was described by the IMF in early 2009 as matching ‘episodes of the most severe economic distress in post-World War II history’, yet measures taken since 2008 to overcome it have only served to worsen the crisis.