A British Overseas Territory located in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region, Anguilla has a surface area of 132 km² and a population of roughly 16 500. Its capital is The Valley and the small economy depends primarily on tourism, international finance, construction, fishing and public services.

Cooperation 2014-20

Under the 11th EDF €14 million has been allocated for cooperation with Anguilla. Along with the EU, the Government is in the process of determining which sectors should be chosen for cooperation.

Cooperation 2008-13

€11.7 million was allocated to cooperation with Anguilla through the 10thEuropean Development Fund (2008-13). The focus was to assist the Government in implementing its medium-term economic strategy, which focused on improving macroeconomic stability, stimulating sustainable and diversified economic growth, and improving social development and social protection.

Moreover, Anguilla benefits from the regional envelope for the Caribbean OCTs under the 11th EDF, which foresees €40 million for cooperation in the area of sustainable energy and marine biodiversity. Anguilla is also one of the beneficiaries of a €15 million programme under the 10th EDF regional envelope for the Caribbean OCTs which focuses on stimulating the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The programme is enhancing economic competitiveness and lessening social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities.


Selected results achieved with EU support through projects and programmes completed between mid-2014 and mid-2015 for Montserrat, St Vincent and Grenadine, Barbados, Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis

Inclusive Growth and poverty reduction

  • 20 affordable housing units were constructed in Montserrat and outfitted with essential amenities (kitchen, toilet and bath, bedroom)


  • 2.7 km roads granting access to 4 touristic sites in St Vincent & the Grenadine have been upgraded

Employment and Social Protection

  • The Maritime/Hospitality Institute to train youth for the hospitality and cruise ship industry in St Vincent & the Grenadine has been constructed, equipped and is operational
  • 10 000 people in Barbados have enrolled in continuing education programmes
  • 35 people in Anguilla participated in in adult technical vocational education and training (TVET), which represents an increase from 170 persons in 2011 to 205 persons in 2012
  • A national social protection strategy and action plan 2012-2017 for St. Kitts and Nevis was produced and approved. It establishes the main priorities for the social protection reform and the creation of a sustained comprehensive and integrated social protection system

Public Finance Management

  • The Anguilla Procurement Act has been enacted and published by House of Assembly, and a Procurement Board has been established


  • 30 teachers in Anguilla completed in-service training