The research presented in this report aims at strengthening public and political support for ensuring Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) and formulating recommendations for policy coherence.
The report includes 4 case studies from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland to illustrate the (in)coherence between development cooperation and non-development policy areas:
1) The Czech case study provided by the Czech Forum for Development Cooperation (FoRS) describes the links among the V4 countries – the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia – and Azerbaijan in terms of fossil energy imports.
2) The Hungarian case study provided by the Hungarian Association of NGOs for Development (HAND) illustrates general tendency that the development assistance disbursed in neighbouring targets much rather communities of Hungarian minority specifically and locally rather than development or transition support in the partner country in general.
3) The goal of the Slovak case study provided by the Slovak NGDO Platform (Platforma MVRO) is to present a positive example of coherence between Slovakia’s energy policy and its development policy towards Ukraine.
4) The case study provided by the Polish NGDO Platform - Grupa Zagranica (GZ) aims to show the practical implementation of the Development Cooperation Act in Foreign Direct Investment practice abroad.
The report is developed by 4 national platforms of non-governmental organizations engaged in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and global education:
- Czech Republic - FORS, Czech Forum for Development Cooperation (www.fors.cz)
- Hungary - HAND, Hungarian Association of NGOs for Development and Humanitarian Aid (www.hand.org.hu)
- Slovakia - Platforma MVRO (www.mvro.sk)
- Poland - Grupa Zagranica (www.zagranica.org.pl)
The report was published thanks to financial support of the International Visegrad Fund. This report is part of the project „Research cooperation for policy coherence in support of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries”, which aims at increasing the effectiveness of development assistance offered by the Visegrad Group (V4) countries to the EaP countries.