Sensoa asks Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir to continue on this growth path, established during the previous legislature. Maintaining and expanding this level requires that sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV, systematically receive the necessary attention and resources within the new bilateral cooperation programmes.
In general, the problem remains that the available data on expenditure offer insufficient insights into the contribution of the Belgian international cooperation. For example, we don’t know how much of its funding Belgium spends on family planning. Or how many young people it reaches with information on safe sex and affordable contraception. Sensoa therefore asks DGD again for better reports on what the Belgian support consists of and which target groups it reaches.
The report is available in Dutch and French. The audit was carried out on the basis of the figures that DGD provided to Sensoa in November and December 2021.