Study: Local and Regional Government and the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
The Cotonou Partnership Agreement will expire in a year (29 February 2020). In a study written by Mr Adenane Djigo, town planner and expert in territorial governance in geopolitics, & Dr Carl Wright, former Secretary-General of CLGF, the authors seeks to find out if local and regional governments have been actively involved in the implementation of the Cotonou Agreement at national, regional and pan-ACP levels.
The study also looks at the potential prospects for a stronger role for local and regional governments in the post-2020 ACP-EU relationship.
The Cotonou Partnership Agreement is a comprehensive political, aid and trade accord concluded between the European Union and 79 countries of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States. It is also one of the few development cooperation agreements which explicitly includes local and regional governments among the key stakeholders in its implementation in article 4.