The Centre for Development Cooperation Studies (CECOD)

The Centre for Development Cooperation Studies (CECOD)

The Centre for Development Cooperation Studies (CECOD) is formed by two institutions: the Institute for European Studies, part of the CEU San Pablo University and the CODESPA Foundation.

Who are we?

The CECOD was created in 2002 and aims to be a reference centre on international development cooperation by promoting debate, knowledge and research by means of conferences and workshops, research projects and publication of academic papers and books.

Its activity is multidisciplinary, involving collaboration between various social spheres, such as academia, the government, non-governmental organizations and the business world.

The CECOD is currently supported by the Council of Social Affairs of the Madrid Autonomous Region.

Working areas

The main working areas of the CECOD are:

  • Evaluation and Aid Efficiency
  • Institutional Strengthening and Development
  • European Union Development Policies