The Hungarian International Development Cooperation Policy to be discussed in the Hungarian Parliament in February 2013

January 10, 2013

CPS as the Hungarian partner in the project “Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the New Member States: Trade Regimes, the Private Sector and the Civil Society as Development Actors” will closely follow the forthcoming debates in the Hungarian Parliament concerning the creation of a new policy for international development cooperation. 

On December 10, 2012 the Foreign Affairs Committee lodged a draft resolution to initiate a discussion on International Development Cooperation Policy.

Considering the resolution of the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and other international development cooperation principles, as well as Hungary's responsibility to fulfill these commitments, the Parliament requested the Government to:

  • Develop a Medium-term International Development Framework strategy until June 30, 2013.
  • Give an account of the development of this regulatory framework to the Foreign Affairs Committee by June 30, 2013.

According to the Foreign Affairs Committee, the International Development Co-operation and effective implementation of international commitments is an ‘organic part of Hungarian Foreign Policy’. The fulfillment of these commitments is important to foster national interest representation and broaden foreign network relations. This decision will lead to a widespread series of consultations with practitioners, researchers, and civil society organizations amongst others.  CPS will actively seek to participate in these consultations, presenting our research findings and contributing to the ongoing debate. 

The motion is available in Hungarian language (Download