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 objectives pursued by the programme are

  • to improve the economic, social and environmental benefits for 15 Pacific ACP states (PASPs) arising from stronger regional economic integration and the sustainable management of natural resources and the environment,
  • to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women and girls, and
  • to contribute to the effective implementation of EU's development cooperation within the Pacific ACP region.

The programme's objective is to contribute to the implementation of Samoa's Strategy for Development through sound development programmes financed under the 11th EDF.

The objectives pursued by the programme are to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in their reforms in the area of education.

The objectives pursued by the programme are to: i) continue to strengthen governance in support of Myanmar/Burma's democratic transition processes and reform agenda, with EU support specifically focusing on institutional strengthening and policy dialogue, and support to elections, and ii) controbute to lasting peace, security, stability and sustainable development in Myanmar/Burma.

The objectives pursued by the programme are to strengthen management of public finances on a medium term basis, strengthen debt management, enhance tax environment and revenue mobilisation, strengthen the doing business environment and increase transparency and accountability to encurage participation of civil society in the budget process and increse public access to information on government budget.

The objectives pursued by the programme are to enhance regional integration in South East, South and North East Asia, assist developing countries through trade related assistance and contribute to economic prosperity and the development of a green economy.

The objective pursued by the programme is the contribution to sustainable and inclusive growth in the rural sector in Uzbekistan in the context of a changing climate.

Commission Implementing Decision of 7.03.2017 on the 2017 individual measure for the Pan-African Programme to be financed from the general budget of the European Union.

Commission Implementing Decision of 15.9.2017 on the Annual Action Programme 2017 for the Pan-African Programme to be financed from the general budget of the European Union.





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

Individual measure 2016 in favour of Greenland: Decision and annex




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