Annual Action Programmes

Annual Action Programmes

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Annual Action Programmes (AAP) are financing decisions adopted by the European Commission, to reserve funds for regional and country-based external cooperation programmes and for the implementation of thematic programmes. AAPs specify the objectives pursued, the fields of intervention, the expected results, the management procedures and total amount of financing planned. In addition, AAPs contain a description of the operations to be financed, an indication of the amounts allocated for each operation and an indicative implementation timetable.


The objective pursued by the programme is to achieve a strong rural economy which creates opportunities, enables the development of rural communities, and increasingly contributes to national prosperity.

The objectives pursued by the programme are i) to generate improved economic, social, health and environmental benefits for Pacific ACP states arising from stronger regional economic integration and the sustainable management of natural ressources and the environment, and ii) to improve economic, governance and environmental performance of Pacific ACP states. 


Commission Decision C(2017)7278 on the individual measure in favour of the Republic of Malawi to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund.

Commission Decision C(2017) 9038 amending Commission Decision C(2016) 3964 of 22.6.2016 on the individual measure in favour of the Republic of Malawi to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund.

The objective pursued by the programme is to reduce waste-related environment degradation.

The Action approved by the AAP has been modified from the original one "Democracy and State Building - Supporting Yemen's Transition" to a new one "Support to the Stabilisation of Yemen", in order to strengthen the peace process at local level and with local communities, to enhance the capacity to elaborate local security strategies and to help reducing youth vulnerability to radicalisation via economic develompent.

The present Decision adapts the overall and specific objectives and the expected results of the Action "Enhancing Resilience in Yemen: Strenghtening Health systems" (Annex 1). The main goal of the Action is to improve the health status of the population of Yemen through supporting an enabling environment of improved resilience in rural areas.

The objectives pursued by the programme are to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular to the Sustainable Development Goals related to clean water and sanitation, affordable clean energy, decent work and economic growth as well as climate action.

The objective pursued by the programme is to contribute towards universal access to quality education in Sindh to enable young people to progress and engage in productive employment or in higher or vocational education.

The objectives pursued by the programme are to support the Governement of Afghanistan to i) improve service delivery to Afghan citizens through legitimate and effective institutions and processes, ii) enhance the social and economic development of rural communities and reduce hunger and vulnerability, iii) improve access to justice for all and ensure judicial integrity and independence through empowered, effective and transparent justice institutions.




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