Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - January 2017
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ANNEX V : POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES
II.    Committee on Development

Committee responsible for:

1.   the promotion, implementation and monitoring of the development and cooperation policy of the Union, notably:

(a)   political dialogue with developing countries, bilaterally and in the relevant international organisations and interparliamentary fora,
(b)   aid to, and cooperation agreements with, developing countries, notably oversight of effective aid funding and evaluation of output, including in relation to poverty eradication,
(c)   monitoring of the relationship between the policies of the Member States and those implemented at Union level,
(d)   promotion of democratic values, good governance and human rights in developing countries,
(e)   the implementation, monitoring and advancement of policy coherence with regard to development policy;

2.   all legislation, programming and scrutiny of actions carried out under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), the European Development Fund (EDF) – in close cooperation with national parliaments – and the Humanitarian Aid Instrument, as well as all matters related to humanitarian aid in developing countries and the policy underpinning them;

3.   matters relating to the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement and relations with the relevant bodies;

4.   matters relating to Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs);

5.   Parliament’s involvement in election observation missions, when appropriate in cooperation with other relevant committees and delegations.

The committee coordinates the work of the interparliamentary delegations and ad hoc delegations falling within its remit.

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