“Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: A troubleshooting guide for reluctant EU donors”, Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň (IIR, Czech Republic)

The inclusion of the Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) in the Sustainable Development Goals as Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) created a conceptual and institutional confusion that overloaded implementation capacities of many EU member states. The Visegrad Group and other ‘reluctant’ aid donors should primarily pursue both PCD and PCSD separately as a recognition of their logic of action in foreign and domestic policy-making respectively. Due to the complexity of the agendas, they should also focus on the low hanging fruits.

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