The new director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Antón Leis, participated in the event ‘Dialogues for a Transformative Cooperation’ on October 7, 2021. The event was organized by the development NGO umbrella organization ‘la Coordinadora’ at the Congress of Deputies.
Leis elaborated on the reform of Spain’s assistance system to address challenges in the global development space. He explained the primary aspects of the new law for development cooperation, which the government will send to parliament in the coming weeks.
The three pillars of the new bill are:
- Teamwork and collaboration;
- Dialogue and consensus; and
- Strong decision-making, including development finance and significative budgetary envelopes for Spain’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).