Consultation on Revamping EU Development Policy to Start in November

Andris Piebalgs, European commissioner for development, takes the podium at a United Nations high-level round-table session on culture for development, a side event to the Millennium Development Goals summit on Sept. 21 in New York. Photo by: European Union

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will launch next month a consultation on overhauling the European Consensus on Development, a policy statement that outlines the European Union’s commitment to eradicate global poverty.  

>> Piebalgs Pushes for Review of EU Development Policy, Budget Support

Piebalgs said his vision for the modernization of the EU policy on global development focuses on increasing leverage of aid, governance and budget support, promoting proactive policy coherence for development, consolidating the domestic private sector, fostering sustainable development, and improving European coordination.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.