EU funding delivers aid to countries in need, from two different sources: the European Development Fund (EDF) and the general EU budget. With €82 billion made available for the period 2014-2020, the European institutions and the EU countries together provided more than half of all official global aid.
It is financed by direct contributions from EU member countries and covered by its own financial rules.
The total resources of the 11th EDF amounts to €30.5 billion for the period 2014-2020.
All other EU development cooperation is financed from the EU's own resources. The EU budget includes various geographic and thematic instruments for development aid.
For the 2014-2020 period, the EU's financial tools for external relations, including development, amounts to €51.5 billion.