The Spotlight on Policy Coherence report looks at the damaging impact that EU policies such as trade and agriculture are having on developing countries, effectively undoing all of the potential achievements of its development aid.

  • European policies are harming developing countries
  • The new approach proposed by the Commission in its September 15th Communication makes a clear departure from the Commission’s commitment to scrutinising the impact of its policies on the poor by dropping the focus of its ‘policy coherence for development’ framework, from twelve areas to just five
  • Vital policy areas such as trade, which has massive implications for the lives of millions of poor people, have suddenly been dropped.