Helping people in poorer countries improve their living conditions – this is the aim of civil society and state actors working in the field of development cooperation.
Actors work together to combat poverty, reduce the gulf between rich and poor across the world, and integrate poorer people in the political and social decision-making processes. Development cooperation does not directly tie in with wars or catastrophes.
The phrase "development cooperation" was introduced in the 1990s both as a means to highlight complex economic correlations and to help to overcome the one-way street of development aid with post-colonial paternalism.
Development politics deals with the framework conditions for development cooperation, global development and the fight against poverty. Since these framework conditions are influenced by various closely interwoven policy areas such as economics, foreign affairs, trade policy etc., development politics can only have a small impact on international structures.
The fight against hunger will be decided in the rural areas – G8 nations must show stronger commitment! Welthungerhilfe and its partners demand more support for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Agriculture for food security must play a decisive role at the 2015 G7/G8 summit in Germany.
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