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 […]

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This opinion deals with arms sales to Saudi Arabia and their consequences on human rights violations and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen that has been torn by a civil war since 2014. The opinion pays particular attention to the role of Belgium in arms exports to Saudi Arabia. It puts forward recommendations that aim to […]

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 […]

Peace and security

Peace and security The Advisory Council on policy coherence for development has issued the following opinion at the request of the Federal Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, to provide content for the 3D-LO (development, defence, diplomacy) approach. The Advisory Council lays emphasis on the role of the government as a […]

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.