EU-LDC Themes - Development Co-operaton
Development co-operation is an important aspect of
the economic relations between the EU and developing countries. Both
the European Union and the EU member states provide aid and
assistance to developing countries.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries,
a group that consists of former colonies of the EU member states,
received a larger amount of EU development aid than any other
region. This group includes 70 of the poorest countries in the
world. Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean region have also
received a large share of the EUís development budget. The amount
of money to these latter two regions has increased over the last
decade, reflecting the EUís concerns for the strategic
implications from problems confronting its neighbouring countries.
The EU member states all have their own development
co-operation policy that vary in scope and objectives. The EU
development co-operation policy serves as a complement to
development co-operation of the individual member states and
co-ordinates the efforts between member states.
This section provides information on the contents
and motivation of development co-operation of the EU and its member
states. Special attention is given to the Lomť convention and the
Cotonou agreement. Furthermore, it compares the motivations,
objectives, relevance and impact of development co-operation policy
in the EU and its member states with those of intergovernmental
organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank.
This section is organised as follows:
academic papers, research literature, analysis and comment on
development co-operation and its effects.
position papers, analysis and comment on development
co-operation between the EU and LDCs.
developments in research, policy and projects relating to
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