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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 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) 2002-2006

You will find the list (in Spanish) of current projects on the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua.  


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%)

More info: Nicaragua Country Strategy Paper pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) 2007-2013


The EU also finances action in Nicaragua on food security, the environment and health, and co-finances projects with NGOs.

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

Last update: 17/02/2012 | Top