Dr. Sarah Delputte is a Post-Doctoral Assistant at the Centre for EU Studies, and a lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. Her primary research focus is on the EU͛s development policy. In particular she concentrates on the EU͛s coordinator role in development policy, on the Europeanisation of Member States͛ aid policies and more recently also on the interaction between the EU͛s development and climate change policies. In addition she has been working on the parliamentary dimension of EU cooperation with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Her doctoral dissertation (successfully defended in 2013) focused on EU coordination in development cooperation for which she conducted field research in Tanzania, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Within the Ghent University͛s Master EU Studies programme she teaches on the EU͛s development policy as well as on the EU͛s climate change policy.
1 published article
Despite a consensus on the need for European donor coordination in fragile States, best practices are still too rare. Bottom-up coordination practices seem more promising than top-down projects.