Strategic notes

Agriculture and food security

 
Belgian Fund for Food Security

 
Comprehensive Approach

In recent years, Belgium has already taken steps to implement the 3D (Diplomacy, Development, Defence) approach, which was later developed into 3DLO (Law and Order/Rule of Law). The aim was to achieve a coherent and effective foreign policy, that is able to respond to the complex and ever-changing challenges at the international level.

The Comprehensive Approach goes a step further and fits similar developments at the international level, particularly in the European context. Central to the strategy note is the importance of permanent dialogue, evaluation and adjustment of Belgium’s attitude towards specific countries, regions and topics. The objective is for all departments concerned to set the overarching priorities together and to adjust mutual efforts. The new strategy note determines a framework within which this must happen, as well as a methodology, through a steering group and various task forces.

The Comprehensive Approach is not a goal in itself, but a working method to strengthen Belgium’s foreign policy.

 
Digital for Development’ (D4D) 

This note lays out the strategic policy on ‘Digital for Development’ (D4D) for the Belgian development cooperation. It describes the vision and the strategic priorities of the policy, how they can be implemented, which partnerships should be established or strengthened, and how the policy will be strategically managed. It is embedded in the comprehensive approach of the Belgian development policy and should be realized through collaboration between the different local, Belgian and international development actors.

 
Environment

     
    Fight against HIV/AIDS

     
    Fragile contexts

    This strategic policy note about fragile contexts explains this concept and provides the actors of the Belgian development cooperation with instruments to adopt a suitable and specific approach, which is referred to as a “fragility approach”.

     
    Middle-income countries

     
    Millennium Development Goals

     
    Rights of the Child

     
    ​Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights