The swift and profound global changes that we are going through have led to the creation of a strategic and development studies area, adding to IMVF regular activities of a new think tank analysis dimension focusing on the main constraints that Development and Cooperation have to face. Therefore, several studies and research papers/briefs have been published, alongside with working in partnership with different stakeholders that have led to our participation as a founding member of the Lisbon Conferences in 2013 and of the Lisbon Club in 2016.