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The EU has been providing Ecuador with development funding for 30 years, mainly to fight poverty, improve social cohesion and support economic development.


EU Aid programmes

In 2002-2006, the European Commission provided funds for:

  • fair access to social services (30%)
  • sustainable rural and environmental development (30%)
  • economic cooperation (11%)
  • transport infrastructure (28%)

More info: Ecuador Country Strategy Paper pdf - 277 KB [277 KB] 2002-2006


You will find the list of current projects on the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Ecuador.


In 2007-2013, the European Commission foresees to provide €137M in funding for:

  • boosting social measures, particularly in education (54%)
  • creating sustainable economic opportunities and improving regional integration (46%).

More info: Ecuador Country Strategy Paper pdf - 734 KB [734 KB] Deutsch (de) español (es) français (fr) 2007-2013


The EC also finances action on human rights, food security, the environment and decentralised cooperation, and co-finances projects with NGOs.

For more information on the cooperation framework between the EU and Ecuador please consult the EC's European External Action Service.


Last update: 07/03/2013 | Top