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Geographic instruments

Geographical programmes are the preferred instrument for cooperation. Based on a dialogue with the partner countries, the Commission draws up strategy papers based on countries and regions' needs and performance. These strategy papers set out the priority areas and financial allocations and serve as the basis for the programming of development aid. An action programme is then adopted each year to define the specific objectives, fields of intervention, expected results and amount of funding.

Funding Instrument

Geographical zone

countries covered

Average annual funding

Total funding available for 2007-2013

European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)

Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine


€1.6 billion

€ 11,181 billion

European Development Fund (EDF)

African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the overseas territories of EU Member States


€3.7 billion

€ 22.7 billion

Development Co-operation Instrument (DCI)

Latin America, Asia and Central Asia, and the Gulf region and South Africa.


€ 1.4 billion

€ 10,057 billion


Last update: 17/02/2012 | Top