Spanish NGOs call for institutional reform in development sector, increased budget

On September 8, 2020, the new director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Magdy Martínez-Solimán, hosted a meeting with leadership representatives from the development NGOs umbrella organization 'La Coordinadora'.

Martínez-Solimán acknowledged the valuable work done by development NGOs in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. La Coordinadora members highlighted the importance of the Spanish development budget for 2021 and urged the AECID to advance institutional reform of the development system, including new legislation for development cooperation.

Press release – AECID (in Spanish)