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Organisation of development cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs coordinates development cooperation acting through the National Coordinator of Development Cooperation who holds the rank of secretary or undersecretary of state. The Coordinator is assisted by the Development Cooperation Policy Council. The Council’s main tasks are to provide suggestions for geographical and thematic priorities of development cooperation, to review the draft Programme and Plan, to review annual reports on the implementation of measures implemented in the field, to review draft government documents relating to development cooperation. The Council consists of 21 members and is made up of representatives of ministries, the Sejm, the Senat, representatives of non-governmental organisations, the employer organizations, and representative of the academia.
Pursuant to the Development Cooperation Act of 16th September 2011 (Journal of Laws 2011 No 234 item 1386, as amended), the Council of Ministers adopts a Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme covering a period not shorter than 4 years by resolution. The Programme is drafted by the MFA, reviewed by the Development Cooperation Policy Council and undergoes public consultations. Development Cooperation Plans, which are annually drafted by the MFA, are based on the Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme.