The European Union is the largest donor of development aid in the world. Through aid and cooperation, the European Union supports developing countries and their transition to economic and social stability.
The EU contributed to the development of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals to address global challenges and leave no one behind.
The EU aims to minimise contradictions and build synergies between different EU policies to benefit developing countries.
Budget supports are direct financial transfers to the partner country – conditional on policy dialogue, performance assessment and capacity building.
The European Commission collaborate with a wide range of actors to draw on their expertise and to ensure the highest coordination in development efforts.
International cooperation sets gender equality as one of the priority areas to improve living conditions of women and children around the world.
Human rights are defended by political dialogue with countries, aid, development policy and participation in multilateral forums like the United Nations.