A sustainable European Union international development framework should support people. It should address the causes of poverty – inequalities and discrimination – by building an environment that is conducive to the realisation of all human rights. All development policy and programmes must begin from a human rights based approach.

CONCORD is concerned by proposals in the Agenda for Change on:

  • The over focus on economic growth and differentiation
  • The role of the private sector
  • The role for civil society organisations