Reports

In this section you will find the list of our Annual Reports, which can be downloaded in PDF format.

  • 2013
    The "status quo not being an option", as pointed out by the Stakeholders' Conference on the CDE of January 2013, CDE Director ad interim sets out his vision of a transformed CDE in this discussion paper. Drawing lessons from a rich past of 36 years, analysing without any compromise the strengths...
    File(s): PDF icon Proposed transformation of the CDE into a new tool of promotion of ACP SMEs
  • 2009
    Among the key events of 2009 were the CDE’s restructuring with a view to reducing its operating costs, the consolidation of its strategy of support for the private sector and the annual meeting of its European Institutional Network (EIN) in October 2009, in Florence (Italy). In spite of the painful...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2009
  • 2008
    The sector programme approach remains the preferred mode of intervention by the CDE as it enables the identification and selection of activity domains with the highest potential for economic and social development in ACP countries. Essentially, the strategic aim and focus of the sector programme...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2008
  • 2007
    The Centre's activities in 2007 included implementation of the following programmes:• Competitiveness enhancement of SMEs/SMIs (West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean)• Improving the competitiveness of SMEs in the ecotourism sector (Southern Africa, East Africa, the Pacific and...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2007
  • 2006
    It is CDE’s thirtieth birthday but it has probably not yet reached full maturity. On the other hand it is certainly a stage at which it is reasonable to ask some basic questions about oneself and one’s future prospects. What can we do and do well, how has the environment changed, how can we...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2006
  • 2005
    The CDE made a critical self-appraisal in 2005 and then introduced significant changes designed to make it more effective in responding to the tasks entrusted to it under the CotonouAgreement and the expectations placed in it by the ACP private sector. Following a thorough, uncompromising review of...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2005
  • 2004
    I and the other members of the Board are satisfied with the work done by the Centre during the year. We took a number of decisions of fundamental importance to its future, and the staff responded by taking the necessary action. The Board welcomes the Centre’s implementation, in accordance with the...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2004 (part 1), PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2004 (part 2)
  • 2003
    In many respects 2003 was a busy year for EU/ACP relations, with the launch of regional negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements called for in the Cotonou Agreement. As we all know, the outcome of this process is going to have a lasting influence on the ACP countries’ trade and economic...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2003 (part 1), PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2003 (part 2)
  • 2002
    The year 2002 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most significant in the life of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise. Having lent support to the private sector in ACP countries for 25 years under the Lomé Conventions, the Centre completed the reforms required to enable it to...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2002
  • 2001
    2001 was a highly eventful year for the CDE. It has had to adapt to the new mandate the institution has inherited from the Cotonou Agreement whilst pressing on withits time-honoured activities focused on developing the private sector in the ACP states. The achievements described in this report...
    File(s): PDF icon CDE Annual Report 2001