Spain

La mayoría de países declaran su firme compromiso para lograr la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres y contra la violencia de género. Sin embargo, ninguno ha logrado alcanzar la una ni erradicar la otra.

Spain is in a period of uncertainty about its future government and its institutions, political parties and citizens have not yet decided on a sustainable development strategy. To adapt and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Spain would need to renew its commitment to freedoms, rights and equality. The country has the capacity to transition towards renewable energy, but it needs to change social and economic policies to cope with dramatic unemployment. There is room to expand fiscal policy given its low tax revenue in relation to neighbouring countries, and domestic rates of poverty and inequality require prioritizing specific policies in order to reduce them.

Is the 2030 Agenda compatible with the neoliberal project? What happens in Spain in the current political context is a practical laboratory on how institutions, political parties and citizens are thinking about that question. Any serious strategy and initiatives to adapt and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Spain would have to incorporate several fundamental issues. Not so long ago, Spain’s commitment to the recognition of freedoms and rights in terms of equality were recognized; and its geographical and climatic conditions and technological development are sufficient to manage an energy transition towards models based on renewable resources. Its challenge in terms of employment however, suggests the need to explore productive transformation policies. There is room to expand fiscal policy given its low tax revenue in relation to neighbouring countries, and domestic rates of poverty and inequality require prioritizing specific policies in order to reduce them.
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El informe anual de la plataforma 2015 y más ofrece una reflexión sobre la agenda global de desarrollo en un contexto marcado por el paso de la agenda de los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio a la nueva agenda de desarrollo 2030.

Plataforma 2015 y más, Social Watch focal point in Spain, launched the publication A research programme for Policy Coherence for Development Analysis. This study summarises a research programme based on a comprehensive view of Policy Coherence for Development using a multidimensional approach for human development. This programme studies coherence based on a quantitative analysis of public policy formulation, action and impact, complemented with quantitative research towards a Policy Coherence for Development Index (PCDI). 

The Spanish policy of international development cooperation is showing symptoms of exhaustion, says Plataforma 2015, the Spanish chapter of Social Watch, The crisis in Spanish cooperation policy affects the most vulnerable people and evidences a collective failure in respecting and protecting human rights.

These are problems of ethical and political nature and Spanish cooperation needs a reform consistent with the need for a global governance centered on guaranteeing the rights of all people of the world.

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El XI Anuario de la Plataforma 2015 y más ve la luz en los momentos probablemente más complicados de la historia de la política de cooperación internacional para el desarrollo en España. En un contexto internacional marcado por la crisis multidimensional y en el que las respuestas políticas estatales se limitan a abordar el recetario del equilibrio macroeconómico para tratar de recuperar la senda del crecimiento económico, las desigualdades se exacerban en todo el planeta y los científicos del clima advierten que se acaba el tiempo para abordar las transiciones hacia modelos congruentes con la idea de sostenibilidad ambiental. Al calor de la "crisis" los gobiernos subordinan derechos y políticas sociales modificando con ello el perfil de sociedades antes basadas en derechos de ciudadanía, y cada vez más caracterizadas como grandes mercados de servicios. En este contexto, también y en consecuencia, marcado por las crecientes dificultades para las organizaciones sociales, la Plataforma 2015 y más reitera su apuesta por el estudio, el análisis, la reflexión y el debate como vía para dar respuesta a los desafíos actuales. Así, este anuario insiste en la triple estructura de análisis para abordar desde diferentes perspectivas la compleja realidad que suponen las cuestiones del desarrollo. MUNDO, POLÍTICA y PERSONAS constituyen un prisma de tres caras desde las que, de forma complementaria, es preciso abordar la realidad. Una visión global que nos recuerde que vivimos en un mundo interdependiente donde las fronteras entre lo nacional y lo exterior son cada día más difusas y en el que estamos abocados a la cooperación y a la corresponsabilidad. Una apuesta por la construcción de políticas como la herramienta fundamental con la que contamos para abordar los desafíos y transformar las causas y condiciones de las injusticias y problemas. Una llamada a las personas, en su condición de ciudadanos, es decir, de personas que tienen derechos y que hacen política.

Is European Union really committed to Human Development? EU has made an undeniable progress in promoting the integration of policy coherence for development (PCD) at the discursive level, nevertheless European policies developed in the last five years have not only had profoundly negative consequences for other countries and people, but have made living conditions significantly precarious for large part of the population living in Europe. There appears to be a more than significant gap between the policy commitments undertaken by the European institutions and Member States, and the real actions to promote greater PCD at both EU and national levels.

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