A British Overseas Territory located in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region, Anguilla has a surface area of 132 km² and a population of roughly 16 500. Its capital is The Valley and the small economy depends primarily on tourism, international finance, construction, fishing and public services.
Under the 11th EDF €14 million has been allocated for cooperation with Anguilla. Along with the EU, the Government is in the process of determining which sectors should be chosen for cooperation.
€11.7 million was allocated to cooperation with Anguilla through the 10thEuropean Development Fund (2008-13). The focus was to assist the Government in implementing its medium-term economic strategy, which focused on improving macroeconomic stability, stimulating sustainable and diversified economic growth, and improving social development and social protection.
Moreover, Anguilla benefits from the regional envelope for the Caribbean OCTs under the 11th EDF, which foresees €40 million for cooperation in the area of sustainable energy and marine biodiversity. Anguilla is also one of the beneficiaries of a €15 million programme under the 10th EDF regional envelope for the Caribbean OCTs which focuses on stimulating the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The programme is enhancing economic competitiveness and lessening social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities.