German civil society organizations publish report evaluating German development policies
The development organizations Terre des Hommes and Welthungerhilfe have published the report 'Kompass 2019 - The reality of German development policy', which takes a critical stance in the debate around the role, design, and strategies of German development cooperation. The report argues that the overall financial allocation and priorities of German development policies do not meet the goals of the 2030 Agenda and other relevant international agreements. Germany continues to fall short of the international goal of 0.7% spending on development assistance and funding for 'least-developed' countries is decreasing. The report also criticizes German development policies for focusing too much on migration issues and countries of origin, arguing Germany should focus more on the support of children in crisis regions.