One year after CONCORD’s report analysing whether Commission impact assessments sufficiently take into account the impact of policy proposals on developing countries, where do we stand? Did the Commission learn to use more systematically and carefully the Better Regulation guidelines? In this new paper, CONCORD conducts a quantitative analysis of the impact assessments from 2017 and the first half of 2018, comparing this with our data from previous years, and a more in-depth qualitative analysis of 3 particular cases.
Blogpost from Rilli Lappalainen – Policy coherence for sustainable development is finally starting to break through both in political documents and speeches. Now the development of an indicator measuring the sustainable development target 17.14 on coherence has also been started. Read Rilli’s feedback on the High-Level Political Forum 2018 and get an insight on the progress done in policy coherence for sustainable development.
In this paper, CONCORD sets out to shed more light on the EU’s impact assessments, seeing in them one of the mechanisms that could make its policies more coherent with sustainable development.
EU Member States have just adopted the conclusions on the global Agenda. Following their lead, we call on the European Commission to: strategise, implement and deliver!
On 19 May, the EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted the new EU Consensus on Development, central piece of the EU’s development cooperation architecture. Here is CONCORD’s reaction.
The European Commission opened a Consultation on the modernisation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). CONCORD Europe sent its recommendations and called for policy coherence for sustainable development to be strengthened. Read our reply.