Isabelle Brachet (ActionAid, member of the PCD steering group and co-author of the CONCORD-FIDH spotlight paper on Better Regulation) spoke on behalf of CONCORD at the Development Committee of the European Parliament about PCD, in the context of the first exchange of views on the future EP report on PCD.

Isabelle Brachet provided CONCORD’s perspective on Policy Coherence for Development during the first exchange of views of the Development Committee of the European Parliament, about the future EP report on PCD.

Isabelle highlighted that while progress has been made in some limited areas, many challenges remain to turn PCD into systematic practice and fair policies. She pointed out issues with trade and agriculture, biofuels and the lack of regulation of private sector. She also underlined the inefficiency of current policy making tools and mechanisms to avoid incoherencies. In particular, she recalled that in 2014 only 8% of the impact assessments done by the European Commission on relevant new policies and legislations proposals effectively analysed potential impacts on developing countries.

The European Parliament resolution is expected in May 2016.

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