Second federal plan against poverty

general assembly on July 13, 2016

Unless Belgium pays more attention to its policy and uses much more means, it will not be able to meet the EU2020 Strategy objective of reducing poverty. Indeed, the risk of poverty in Belgium has been stagnating around 21 % since 2008. The number of people at risk of poverty is increasing and is higher than in the neighbouring countries. At the request of the House of Representatives, the Court of Audit analysed the quality, the implementation, the monitoring and the evaluation of the second federal plan against poverty. It also examined whether the recommendations of its 2012 report regarding the first federal plan against poverty were taken into account.