Nicaragua is a major recipient of EU development funding in Latin America. This aims mainly to reduce poverty and strengthen democracy.
EU Aid programmes
In 2002-2006, the European Commission provided funds for:
- socioeconomic development in rural areas (51%)
- training, especially school education (30%)
- governance and democracy (10%)
- macroeconomic assistance (6%)
- economic cooperation and trade-related technical assistance (3%)
More info: Nicaragua Country Strategy Paper [2 MB] 2002-2006
In 2007-2013, the EC foresees to provide €214M in funding for:
- governance and democracy (17.5%)
- education, particularly vocational training (35%)
- macroeconomic support and making Nicaragua more investor friendly (44.5%)
- institutional support for programmes in specific economic sectors (5%)
For more information on the cooperation framework between the EU and Bolivia please consult the EC's European External Action Service.