Development experts discussed policy coherence for development at a meeting on 2 and 3 October in Helsinki. They concluded: Aid alone is not enough; also other policies must support the fight against poverty. However to find practical solutions to ensure policy coherence for development in the EU and Member State policies is no easy walk. World Economy & Development documents the Final Declaration.
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There is growing political commitment to Policy Coherence for Development, at global, European and national level. In particular, this has been reflected in the Millennium Declaration and the European Consensus on Development. Additionally, the European Council Conclusions of June 2006 emphasised the need for coherent and effective EU external policiess ... ... this article is reserved for subscribers. Please log in >>> here.
Posted: 8 October 2006
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