Debapriya Bhattacharya at launch of European Report on Development (ERD) 2015


(right) Debapriya Bhattacharya with other panellists at the launch

The Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, addressed the launch of the Fifth European Report on Development (ERD 2015) in Brussels, Belgium.

Launched on 4 May 2014, the report with the overarching theme “Combining Finance and Policies to Implement a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda,” is the output of the 2015 ERD team.


Debapriya Bhattacharya at launch of European Report on Development (ERD) 2015Dr Bhattacharya is a member of the team, led by Dirk Willem te Velde – Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The other members are Gillian Hart – ODI; Louka Katseli, University of Athens; James Mackie – the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Peter Wolff – German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); and Leah Worrall – ODI.

The European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, launched ERD 2015, which aims to address financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context in order to bring the post-2015 finance and goal setting processes together.

The ERD 2015 provides an overview of development finance needs and supply, and the impact other means of implementation can make on the availability and effectiveness of finance. It includes country illustrations from Bangladesh, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mauritius, Moldova and Tanzania.

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