Policy coherence to face the new development challenges

Policy Coherence for Development (PCD; CPD in both Catalan and Spanish) was identified two decades ago by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as an essential component in achieving effective results in sustainable development. It is also seen as an approach and policy tool for integrating the economic, social, environmental and governance dimensions of sustainable development at all stages of domestic and international policymaking, and contributes to global governance.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
28 June 2018 - 09:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB and Direcció General de Cooperació al Desenvolupament del Departament

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Objective

The importance of PCD in international cooperation and public policy design has grown, propelled by the debate about the preoccupation with measuring efficiency in terms of results in developing countries. This results-focussed approach means analysing holistically the impact of external action and the set of institutional policies at multiple levels by including multiple actors. Commitment to PCD has become a core part of both the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG 17 specifically focuses on strengthening alliances). Therefore, it is both a challenge and an obligation for institutions committed to the Agenda to effectively adopt the implementation of this principle in a way that contributes to achieving the commitments made.  

The seminar is aimed at professionals from the public administrations involved in policies with an impact on developing countries. The objective is to compare and analyse practical cases in European countries and institutions that have been pioneers in the incorporation of PCD. It is hoped that this will promote the adoption of PCD measures by Catalan decision-makers, improve the knowledge about the challenges involved, identify the necessary normative and institutional instruments and stimulate a public debate with public and private actors.  

The seminar will be structured in four parts: in the first, speakers will briefly set out the PCD situation in their own countries/institutions. Then, three round tables will analyse in depth the aspects of effective PCD incorporation into public policies in accordance with OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) classification to identify best practices at every level: primarily we will analyse diagnostic exercises and legislations developed by different actors; secondly we will study implemented public policies and the institutional mechanisms meant to guarantee effectiveness, and finally we will explore monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms.

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Anna Ayuso

Anna Ayuso

Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

Tim Bogaert

Tim Bogaert

Responsible for Agenda 2030, Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Ebba Dohlman

Ebba Dohlman

Head of the PCD Unit, OECD

Gaspar Frontini

Gaspar Frontini

Head of SDGs, Policy and Coherence Unit, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

Eva del Hoyo

Eva del Hoyo

Senior Advisor, Spanish General Secretariat for International Cooperation for Development

David Llistar

David Llistar

Director, Global Justice and International Cooperation Department, Barcelona City Council

Tom Lodge

Tom Lodge

Professor, Foreign Aid and Development, University of Limerick

James Mackie

James Mackie

Senior Adviser EU Development Policy, ECDPM

Natalia Millán

Natalia Millán

Senior Analyst, Spanish Network of Development Studies (REEDES)

Iliana Olivié

Iliana Olivié

Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano; Lecturer, Complutense University of Madrid

Paul Ortega

Paul Ortega

Director, Basque Agency for Development Cooperation

Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez

Researcher and Director of CIECODE-Fundación Salvador Soler

Lonne Poissonnier

Lonne Poissonnier

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, CONCORD

Armand Rioust de Largentaye

Armand Rioust de Largentaye

Advisor to the Strategy Department, French Development Agency (AFD)

Lewis Ryder-Jones

Lewis Ryder-Jones

Policy Officer, Scotland's International Development Alliance

Antoni Segura

Antoni Segura

President, CIDOB

Manel Vila

Manel Vila

Director General for Development Cooperation, Institutional Relations and Transparency Department, Government of Catalonia

Policy coherence to face the new development challenges PERFORMED ACTIVITY

09:00h Welcome

Manel Vila, Director General for Development Cooperation, Government of Catalonia
Antoni Segura, President, CIDOB

09:15h INAUGURAL CONFERENCE: PCD evolution, from theory to practice

James Mackie, Senior Adviser EU Development Policy, ECDPM

10:00h General perspective on PCD in each institution

Moderator:       David Llistar, Director, Global Justice and International Cooperation Department, Barcelona City Council

Gaspar Frontini, Head of SDGs, Policy and Coherence Unit, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

Ebba Dohlman, Head of the PCD Unit, OECD

Eva del Hoyo, Senior Advisor, Spanish General Secretariat for International Cooperation for Development

Armand Rioust de Largentaye, Advisor to the Strategy Department, French Development Agency (AFD)

Tim Bogaert, Responsible for Agenda 2030, Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Paul Ortega, Director, Basque Agency for Development Cooperation

Lewis Ryder-Jones, Policy Officer, Scotland's International Development Alliance

Tom Lodge, Professor, Foreign Aid and Development, University of Limerick

11:00h Coffee break

11:30h PCD diagnosis and legal framework

Moderator:      Javier Pérez, researcher and Director of CIECODE-Fundación Salvador Soler

Gaspar Frontini, head of SDGs, Policy and Coherence Unit, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

Paul Ortega, Director of the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation

Lewis Ryder-Jones, Policy Officer in Scotland's International Development Alliance

13:00h PCD implementation

Moderator:      Iliana Olivié, Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano; Lecturer, Complutense University of Madrid

Eva del Hoyo, Senior Advisor, Spanish General Secretariat for International Cooperation for Development

Armand Rioust de Largentaye, Advisor to the Strategy Department, French Development Agency (AFD)

Tim Bogaert, Responsible for Agenda 2030, Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

14:30h Lunch

15:15h PCD monitoring and control

Moderator:       Natalia Millán Acevedo, Senior Analyst, Spanish Network of Development Studies (REEDES)

Ebba Dohlman, Head of the PCD Unit, OECD

Tom Lodge, Professor, Foreign Aid and Development, University of Limerick

Lonne Poissonnier, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, CONCORD

16:45h Conclusions and proposals

Anna Ayuso, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

17:00h Close