Development Co-operation Forum

The Development Co-operation Forum (DCF) helps establish the consistency and complementarity of Portuguese co-operation, thus allowing for reflection and dialogue between the state, local administration and society with the aim of creating common projects, partnerships, proposals and opinions on co-operation.


The DCF’s main functions are to:

  • Issue opinions and make recommendations on co-operation policy and the role of private entities in this area;
  • Submit proposals for actions between private and public entities concerning development co-operation;
  • Present proposals for providing information, education and raising awareness with the goal of fostering relationships with partner countries and with attention to the Portuguese public opinion on such issues