Report of the Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development

This reports comes at the end of the mandate of the Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development. It presents the Council’s vision on policy coherence together with an overview of its recommendations and recent developments in the field of policy coherence for development. It analyses whether policy coherence for development mechanisms in general have […]

Belgium’s economic and commercial relations with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Belgium’s economic and commercial relations with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories This opinion notes that the policies pursued by the State of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories directly or indirectly lead to the cancellation or weakening of the positive impacts of the development aid that Belgium provides there. The occupied Palestinian territories […]

Country-by-country public reporting by major corporations

Public country-by-country reporting by large companies This opinion relates to country-by-country public reporting by major corporations. The fiscal revenue lost by developing countries is estimated at over US$100 billion. These losses arise when multinationals transfer profits to territories with low or even zero tax rates. The requirement for corporations to publish financial information by each […]

Belgium’s mandate at the World Bank

This opinion relates to Belgium’s mandate within the World Bank group. It analyses the working of the World Bank and raises instances of lack of policy coherence in terms of agriculture and food security, and of decent work and human rights as a whole. On this basis, it makes recommendations to guarantee Belgian positions more […]

Opinion of the Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development “Managing the external debt of developing countries”

Opinion of the Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development “Managing the external debt of developing countries”   This opinion is concerned with the management of the external debt of developing countries. It makes a series of recommendations aimed at aligning debt management with the principles of international law and the Sustainable Development Goals. In […]

Belgian policy coherence on development in Central Africa

Belgian policy coherence on development in Central Africa This opinion relates to the coherence of policies for development in Central Africa, namely Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC plays a predominant role in this opinion. Coherence is addressed from various angles: trade and investment, agriculture and food, migration and the environment.