The main areas of EU support to Guinea Bissau are: conflict prevention, water, energy and general budget support for macro-economic stability.
The EU has allocated €102.8 million to Guinea Bissau under the 10th European Development Fund (2008-13). The aims are to:
- strengthen state structures,
- improve governance,
- prevent conflict and encouraging national reconciliation,
- extend the use of hydroelectric and solar energy and guaranteeing its distribution in urban areas, its
- promote macroeconomic stability.
Additional aid will help implement the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with West Africa.
All EU projects in Guinea-Bissau address cross-cutting issues such as gender, child protection, the environment and support for non-state actors (NSAs).