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Slovak Development Cooperation in 2019
Slovak Development Cooperation in 2019

Author(s): Daniel Kaba
Subject(s): Politics, Civil Society, International relations/trade, Welfare systems, Developing nations, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; foreign policy; 2019; development cooperation; ODA; OECD; NGO; migration; humanitarian aid;
Summary/Abstract: 2019 brought with it a number of new strategies, instruments and policies. Nevertheless, the old demons returned and our foreign policy and values continued to be undermined. Two main topics dominated – migration and private sector involvement in development cooperation. While migration framed both the beginning and end of the year, caused heated debates, was the reason minister Miroslav Lajčák submitted his resignation to the president (he later withdrew it) and was a politicized in the parliamentary election campaigns at the end of the year, private sector involvement has attracted less public and social media attention and been less prone to open misuse by politicians. Nonetheless both are equally important for development cooperation.

  • Page Range: 125-141
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English