The main annual output of the ERD process is the final European Report on Development, which was published for the first time in 2009.

The final ERD2009 report was accompanied by a short Citizens Guide to the European Report on Development, which was widely translated and disseminated.

Likewise, a brochure on the ERD process was published, providing a succinct summary of the steps leading to the final report. The brochure included an overview of the topics discussed in the report, as well as accounts of the consultative meetings organised from February to June 2009.

Furthermore, each year the ERD team commissions a number of background papers providing scientific input, which are also widely circulated.